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Pedestrians: Strategies for Reducing Risk

  • Scan the road for pedestrians and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks (as well as pedestrians walking on your side of the road outside of crosswalks).
  • Be alert for pedestrians who jaywalk, including those who emerge from the space between parked cars.
  • Beware that some pedestrians will check their smartphones, send a text, or engage in cell phone calls as they walk through a crosswalk at an intersection.
  • If you intend to make a right turn, for example, look through your path of travel to ensure that pedestrians see you.
  • Be prepared to stop if a pedestrian doesn’t stop for you.

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