Although many know standard safety tips about walking near traffic, a large
proportion of these individuals become complacent and start to ignore
their safety. The most important things to keep in mind when traveling
as a pedestrian in Nevada include:
- Cross streets safely. Cross at a corner, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
Do not assume that because you can see the driver, the driver can see you.
- Look left, right, and left again when crossing, and keep looking around
as you cross. Walk, do not run, across the street.
- Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic
as far to the left as possible.
- Be a safe pedestrian around cars. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
- Parents and kids should hold hands in parking lots and streets.
When it comes to children and pedestrian safety, a cautious demeanor will
help you keep those you are responsible for safe. Some basic tips to keep
in mind include:
- Never allow children under age 10 to cross streets alone. Adult supervision
is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.
- Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Make sure children know to cross 10 feet in front of a school bus, never
behind, and to wait for adults on the same side of the street as the school
bus loading or unloading zone.
- Teach your child never to run out into a street for a ball, a pet, or any