Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safety

Remember to find a safe place to cross, then stop, look, listen and think. 


  • Stop just before you get to the kerb. 
  • Do not get too close to the traffic. 
  • Give yourself lots of time to have a good look all around. 
  • Remember to choose a place to stop where you can see clearly in all directions, and where drivers can see you ‐ try to avoid crossing between parked cars. 


  • Look all around for traffic – look right, look left, then look right again. 


  • Listen carefully, because you can sometimes hear traffic before you can see it. 


  • Do not cross until there is a safe gap in the traffic, so that you have lots of time to cross the road. 
  • Always choose a place to cross the road where you can see the traffic coming in both directions – a straight part of the road is good for this. 
  • When it is safe, go straight across the road – do not run. 
  • Keep looking and listening for traffic while you cross. 
  • Look out for cyclists and motorcyclists travelling between lanes of traffic.