Safe Passage: Moving toward zero fatalities
*Always cross at corners
*Look both ways before crossing the street
*Always walk facing traffic
Walk Safely New Jersey
Walking is a great activity and a great way to stay fit. However, it can also be dangerous. More than a hundred pedestrians are killed in New Jersey each year and thousands more are injured.
*Wear bright-colored clothing, especially at night. If necessary, attach a piece of reflective material to your clothing or handbag.
*Walk on sidewalks or paths and always cross at the corner, within marked crosswalks.
*Do not try to cross mid-block or between parked cars.
*Look left, right and left again before crossing and be on the lookout for turning vehicles.
*Continue to look for vehicles while crossing.
*Make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of a vehicle.
*Learn the proper use of “Walk/Don’t Walk” signals and obey them.
*Use the buddy system. Walk and cross with others when possible.
*If at all possible, do not walk at night or during bad weather such as rain, snow or ice.
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
140 East Front, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 048
Trenton, NJ 08625-0048
Telephone: (609) 633-9300
Fax: (609) 633-9020
Disclaimer: This information was take from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety ‘Walk Safe’ pamphlet. Please call the above numbers for more information on the program.