Remember what our mothers taught us: cross at the crosswalk. 72% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersections.
Plan before you party: If you plan to party, plan to find a sober ride, spend the night, take a taxi, but don’t walk drunk or high.
See and be seen: Make eye contact with drivers, wear bright clothing, use a light at night.
Bring back the buddy system: help a friend who can’t walk safely.
Show your kids: teach your kids how to walk safely with your own behavior, dress them in bright colors or reflective clothing and remind them, look both ways, and use the crosswalk.
Drive safe for pedestrians: slow down near intersections, stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk; and park responsibly.
Pedestrians are not immune from the dangers of being impaired – 43% of pedestrian deaths involved an impaired pedestrian.