PEDESTRIAN CONDUCT

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PEDESTRIAN CONDUCT.  BY TERENCE MORRIS AUTHOR, AND FOUNDER PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  FEB. 1, 2019.  10:40 P.M.  Join PACE TULSA NOW…TEXT:  PACEPAC  TO:  22828 OR Register |  Lost your password?.  feed-icon-28x28

CODE OF CONDUCT TIPS

 1. AVOID DISTRACTIONS 2. WATCH FOR TURNING CARS 3. CROSS SAFELY WHEN EXITING THE BUS 4. WEAR BRIGHT CLOTHING 5. WALK FACING TRAFFIC 6. BE CAREFUL IN PARKING LOTS

PEDESTRIAN CODE

  1. Pedestrians ONLY HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY  at an intersection IF USING A CROSSWALK.
  2. Pedestrians must OBEY ALL SIGNALS and other signs at the intersection.
  3. Pedestrians must walk facing traffic and SEE ONCOMING vehicles.
  4. It’s illegal to jump FROM or throw things OFF OF bridges.
  5. Drivers are required TO PAY ATTENTION avoid injuries to pedestrians.
  6. NO CROSSWALK means pedestrians can only cross a street at a right angle to the curb. It’s illegal to cross two streets at once by walking diagonally across an intersection.

 

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Pedestrian Safer Journey helps educators, parents and others who care about pedestrian safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator’s resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.

Why do children and youth need skills for safe walking?

Whether walking with adult family members or with friends, learning basic pedestrian safety may help prevent injuries and prepare school-age children and youth for a lifetime of safe walking. As young people become drivers, it may help them be more aware of pedestrians as they navigate their community’s streets. Preventing pedestrian injuries requires a combination of approaches: engineering strategies to improve the physical environment for walking, enforcement strategies to reduce vehicle speeds and increase driver yielding to pedestrians, and safety skills development and education for drivers and pedestrians.

4First, watch the video that stars three students who are old enough to walk without an adult. They show off their pedestrian safety skills and build on what they know with a little more about how to cross busy streets.    Ages 5-9: Video | Quiz | ResourcesAges 10-14: Video | Quiz | Resources  | Ages 15-18: Video | Guide | Resources

Developed by the Federal Highway Administration.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation.
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© 2019 | PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION. “Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education is an online think-tank intersecting awareness of public transportation policy in the United States.”

 

 

 

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