The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety reports that the the most important pedestrian safety message for New Jersey residents is: Pedestrian Safety is a Shared Responsibility. There is no one cause of crashes involving pedestrians. Pedestrians and motorists must both do their part to keep pedestrians safe.
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- Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available.
- Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.
- Obey traffic signals, especially “Walk/Don’t Walk”.
- Remain alert! Don’t assume that cars are going to stop.
- Wear reflective clothing when walking at night.
- Stay sober. Walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck.
- STOP for pedestrians in a crosswalks. Failure to stop carries a $200 fine and 2 point license penalty (39:4-36).
- Watch for pedestrians when turning right on red.
- Obey speed limits.
- Do not block or park in crosswalks.
- Keep your windshield clean for maximum visibility.
- Be alert for pedestrian at all times.
- Cross at intersections only.
- Never cross from in-between parked cars.
- Before crossing, look left, right and left again and listen for traffic.
- Wear light colored or reflective clothing at night.
- If there is no sidewalk available, walk as far off the roadway as possible on the left side of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
- Obey all traffic signs and signals.
- Avoid playing in driveways or on sidewalks near roadways.
- Walk on sidewalks and cross only at corners, within marked crosswalks.
- Wear bright-colored or reflective clothing, especially at night.
Look left, right and left again before crossing and be on the lookout for turning vehicles.
- Make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of a vehicle.
- Learn the proper use of “Walk/Don’t Walk” signals.
- Use the buddy system. Walk and cross with others when possible.
- If possible do not walk at night of during bad weather such as snow, rain or ice.