Pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of death in the United States for children ages 5-14 years old.
- Children under age 10 should never cross the street alone.
- Always look and listen for cars and trucks.
- Always wear bright, light, or white colors to be seen.
- Always carry a flashlight or reflectors at dusk or night.
- Always stop at the curb or corner before crossing.
- Never cross in the middle of the street.
- Always walk on the sidewalk or walk facing traffic as far off the side of the road as possible.
- Always use traffic signals and crosswalks when available.
- Always make sure cars come to a complete stop before crossing.
- Make eye contact and wait for acknowledgment.
- Wave at the driver and wait for them to respond before crossing.
- Always walk – don’t run – across the street.
- Always cross at least 10 feet in front of a school bus, never cross behind the bus.
- Always ask for an adult’s help when a toy or pet goes out into the street.
- Never play in driveways, streets, parking lots or unfenced yards by the street.