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Pedestrian Safety

Slippery driveways and sidewalks can be particularly hazardous in the winter. Keep them well shoveled, and apply materials such as rock salt or sand to improve traction.

  • Make sure that children under age 10 do not cross streets alone, and make sure children wear appropriate shoes and clothing with retro-reflective material while walking in snowy conditions. This is especially important if walking at dawn or dusk or during inclement weather.
  • Remind children ages 10 and older of the rules of pedestrian safety such as using sidewalks, walking on the left side facing against traffic, stopping at the curb or edge of the road before crossing and looking left, right and left again for traffic. Children should keep looking and listening as they cross.


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