Monday, November 14, 2011

Take the Right Steps

Take the right steps to stay safe when you're walking! 

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Missouri. MoDOT is launching an effort to reduce these fatalities and encourage pedestrians to be safe, be seen and Arrive Alive.

Whether you're out for a stroll or your car breaks down, you may find yourself near a busy road. Here are some important steps you can take to be safe.
Be Safe. Be Seen. Arrive Alive.
  • Obey signs and signals.
  • Walk, don’t run.
  • Use sidewalks. If you must walk in the street, walk single file, facing traffic and stay close to the edge of the road.
  • Cross streets only at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Don’t assume drivers will stop for you. Unless you are in a crosswalk, the driver usually has the right of way.
  • Lighten up at night. Wear white or light colors, reflective strips and carry a flashlight.
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