Bright at Night

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Be Safe Be Seen

 

Walk or Bike to the September Concerts on the Square!

Meet  the Pedestrian Advisory Committee and get "Bright at Night"

Visit our table at the September Concerts on the Square and learn how to be safe and seen at night. We will have some reflective items to help keep you safe and visible as well as information on walking and bicycling

 

bright at night

Be Safe and Be Seen  
Make yourself visible to drivers

• Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
• Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
• If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
• Keep alert at all times. Don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes and ears off the road.
• Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. This is where drivers expect pedestrians.
• Look for cars in all directions – including those turning left or right.
• If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.
• Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach you to make sure you are seen.
• Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or a light at night. Carry a flashlight or wear a light.  
• Watch cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
• Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and judgment too.

 

 

Resources:
www.cdc.gov/Features/PedestrianSafety/
www.pedbikeinfo.org
www.peds.org
http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/everyoneisapedestrian/index.html