Crosswalk Safety

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Be Alert 


  • Look out for pedestrians at all times. Pedestrians-especially younger ones-are not always where they should be or where you expect them to be. Remain vigilant at all times.
  • Follow the posted speed limits. It is even more important in areas, such as school zones and on neighborhood streets. Pedestrians can appear suddenly.

Walk in Safe Places


  • Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If no crosswalk is available, be sure to find the most well-lit spot on the road to cross. Look for large gaps in traffic to make a safe crossing
  • Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If  there is no sidewalk, walk on the far side of the road facing traffic.
  • Pedestrians must allow vehicles adequate time to stop before crossing the street. 

Vehicles and Crosswalks


  • Always yield to pedestrians. 
  • Avoid using cell phones while driving.
  • When approaching a crosswalk, reduce your speed and be prepared to stop.
  • When you are stopped at a crosswalk, allow enough room between your vehicle and the crosswalk, so other drivers can see the pedestrians you have stopped for.
  • Do not pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. They have stopped to allow pedestrians to pass or to make sure the way is clear.

Rules of the Road


Colorado Statutes

Pedestrians

42-4-801 – Pedestrian obedience to traffic control devices and traffic regulations
42-4-802 – Pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks
42-4-803 – Crossing at other than crosswalks
42-4-805 – Pedestrians walking or traveling in a wheelchair on highways
42-4-806 – Driving through safety zone prohibited
42-4-807  Drivers to exercise due care
42-4-808 – Drivers and pedestrians, other that person in wheelchairs, to yield to individuals with disabilities
42-4-615 – School zones – increase in penalties for moving traffic violation

Rights-of-Way
42-4-706 – Obedience to railroad signal
42-4-710 – Emerging from or entering alley, driveway or building
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