Fleet Safety Tip: Crosswalks

Sep 15, 2011
This week’s Automotive Fleet safety tip is about about pedestrian safety at crosswalks. With more and more people walking and biking in urban areas, it is important to make sure your drivers know how to deal with pedestrians.

– Most intersections have a pedestrian crosswalk whether or not lines are painted on the street. Most crosswalks are located at corners, but they can also be located in the middle of the block. Before turning a corner, watch for people about to cross the street. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks.

– Crosswalks are often marked with white lines. Yellow crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings. Most often, crosswalks in residential areas are not marked.

– Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing. Look for pedestrians and be prepared to stop, whether or not the lights are flashing.

Keep your drivers and the people around them safe! Follow these safety tips and continue to encourage good driving habits.

Photo courtesy of PEDS.org and re-used under the Creative Commons license.