Transportation & Crosswalk Safety

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Every 60 minutes, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident. Every nine minutes, a pedestrian is injured.

Take these steps to help yourself stay safe when riding public transportation and walking in Janesville:

  • Never run to catch a bus; you could fall.
  • Don't walk between buses; always wait for the bus to move away from the curb before trying to cross the street.
  • Use a marked crosswalk to cross streets whenever possible.
  • Responsibility for safety is shared to ensure the way is clear; don't assume the driver will stop.
  • Watch for cars backing out of parking spaces.
  • When wearing earphones or talking on your phone, stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Be extra careful in inclement weather; sidewalks and streets could be slick from rain, ice or snow.

 

portion of this text provided by Washington D.C Metro organization