Provo citizens! Careless drivers and pedestrians in our city are causing countless problems and serious frustration, and bad drivers are not the only cause. This is a campaign for safer roads by instructing pedestrians on their responsibilities as users of public highways. So if you've ever walked before, Ped-Ed is for you.
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It's a dangerous world out there. Don't assume that drivers can always see you. It's your responsibility to protect yourself and help prevent accidents. Walk defensively "to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others" (Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations).
That's right, you have blinkers too. Right there above your nose. Look both ways, be aware of traffic, and don't just run out into the street blindly! Sadly, there were over 59,000 pedestrians injured last year in traffic-related incidents. Your blinkers will keep you from being number 59,001.
They are white and bold. Stay inside the crosswalk for your own protection. Outside, you don't have the right-of-way. If you have timing issues, just watch for the little white man to appear. If you walk outside the lines, you are walking outside the law.
So, you think you're a pro now? Take this simple quiz to see how you measure up. Remember: You have to get 100% to get your pedestrian certification.
1. Whose responsibility is it to protect a pedestrian?A. The pedestrian B. The driver C. The government
2. What should you do before crossing the street?A. Stop, drop, and roll B. Wave your hands in the air C. Look both ways
3. A pedestrian always has the right-of-way.A. True B. False