Walk to School Day - Please Share the Road
It’s Walk to School Day!
Sharing the road with Pedestrians…
Just what does share the road mean anyway?
Sharing the road isn't about who has more "right" to be there – we all have the right to be there – whether we're commuting, running errands or even using our roads for recreation. Share the road means using our roadways in the safest manner possible.
Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and drivers, all have to share the roadway.
Myths about walking safely…
Myth 1 – a green light means it is safe to cross the street – A green light means you should look for cars and only cross when it is safe. Continue looking for cars as you cross.
Myth 2 – you are safe in a crosswalk – Sometimes drivers can’t see you. The law requires that all cars stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk, but always make eye contact with drivers while you’re in a crosswalk and make sure they have stopped for you.
Myth 3 – drivers will stop if you’re in a crosswalk or at an intersection – Drivers can be distracted, their view may be blocked, or may not see you. When you’re not sure you have been seen, stop and wait for the car to pass.
Myth 4 – it’s ok to wear your headphones, or talk on your phone while walking – Please put your cell phone and ear buds away, so you can see and HEAR, what’s happening around you… your life may depend upon it!