6 Tips for Pedestrian Safety

08-25-2013
Gwinnett County Connection – August 2013 issue

Another school year is here, which means more people are walking in your community.
It is everyone's responsibility to know the laws pertaining to pedestrian safety.

Drivers:

  1. Always yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.

  2. Be careful at intersections when making right turns on red; 90 percent of pedestrians die if hit by a car traveling 40 mph, compared to 5 percent at 20 mph.

  3. Use caution when driving where people gather.

Pedestrians:

  1. Be sure to cross the street at crosswalks.

  2. If there are no pedestrian signals, cross with the green light.

  3. When crossing with pedestrian signals, start crossing with the WALK light after looking both ways – the driver may also have a green light.

Source: August 2013 Gwinnett County Connection