Winter pedestrian safety

  • Try to stay off your phone, especially when using crosswalks;
  • Be visible to drivers day and night by wearing bright, reflective items. Add a reflective sticker or patch to your jacket and bag;
  • Wear proper and well-maintained footwear to reduce your risk of falling on slippery surfaces;
  • Give yourself more time when traveling during the winter, avoid having to walk quickly or run on slippery sidewalks and roads;
  • Don’t jaywalk. Use clearly marked crosswalks and intersections with traffic lights;
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping off the curb – slippery road conditions means it may take drivers longer than usual to stop. Wait until vehicles have come to a complete stop before crossing  the street.