Every year, approximately 14,000 people in the US are killed or injured while crossing a street or highway. Pedestrians must proceed with caution, look to the left, right and left again before crossing. If pedestrian signals are provided, cross only with the "WALK" light. Pedestrian crossing signals are designed to get you across busy streets safely. Some signals are not automatic and must be activated, those signals have a "Push Button For Walk Signal" sign posted above a button. To activate, simply push the button and wait for the "walk sign".
Regardless of the right-of-way, the driver is required by the law to take great care to avoid "hitting" pedestrians.
The central mission of Safe Routes to School is to improve children’s safety while walking and bicycling. The program benefits stretch beyond the school day.