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Pedestrian Safety

 

Look out before you step out

"Look out before you step out" is part of a state-wide pedestrian safety campaign. Taking risks and not being mindful on the roads can end in tragedy.  It's important to have your head in the moment, and make safe decisions.

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 Safety tips for pedestrians

  • Avoid using mobile phones
  • Cross at marked crossings or traffic lights
  • If you have to walk or run on the road, do so in the direction of oncoming traffic so you are more visible
  • At traffic lights cross only when the pedestrian signal is green.  Do not start to cross when the red light flashes
  • Before you cross a road, think about whether a driver can see you
  • Make eye contact with the driver before stepping out onto a crossing
  • Never assume a vehicle will stop for you
  • Avoid crossing between parked cars or in front of buses
  • Children eight years and under should hold an adult's hand at all times
  • Children ten years and under should hold an adult's hand when crossing the road
  • Wear bright or light-coloured clothing at night or in reduced visibility conditions