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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Pedestrian Safety

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The City of Maitland is a great place to get out and walk. Here are some pedestrian safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Walk on sidewalks.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
  • Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  • Keep alert at all times. Don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
  • Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, 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 enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
  • Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
  • Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

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