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Safety Tips

  • Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available.
  • If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles. Failure to obey the law carries a $54 fine (court costs additional; C.39:4-32, 33)
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.

  • Never cross between parked cars.

  • Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk available, walk as far off the roadway as possible.

  • Always walk against traffic.

  • Obey traffic signals, especially "Walk/Don't Walk."
  • Remain alert! Don't assume that cars are going to stop. Make eye contact with the driver to make sure they see you.
  • Don't talk on a cell phone or wear earphones when crossing the street.

  • Wear bright or reflective clothing or shoes when walking at night. Avoid dark clothes; drivers can't avoid what they can't see.

  • Stay sober. Walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck. Take a cab, bus or use a designated driver to get home safe.

  • Supervise and teach your children about safe walking. Remember that children under the age of nine often lack the judgment to make safe choices when dealing with traffic. Their size also makes them difficult to see.

Ande Seguramente

  • Esté Alerta! Mire a ambos lados antes de cruzar.

  • Cuidada con los vehículos que giran en la esquina.

  • Utilice los pasos de peatones.

  • Haga contacto visual con el conductor para asegurarse de que le han visto.

  • Cuando no hay acera, camine en dirección contraria al tráfico para que pueda ver de frente a los vehículos.

  • Use siempre el paso de peatones donde los haya.

  • Respete las señales de tráfico.

  • Cuando no haya suficiente luz, asegúrese de que puede ser visto.
 
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  Last Updated:  June 18, 2010