Safety Starts With Me

Riding Bikes in Park

The City of Fife, in partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), is taking measures to reduce accidents and increase responsible behavior and awareness on city streets.

Our ongoing campaign "Safety Starts With Me," funded by a grant from the WTSC promotes safe driving, walking and cycling in our city through public service videos, informational signs in Brookville Gardens and Dacca parks, and a series of tips in the city's monthly newsletter and bi-annual magazine.

Crosswalk Safety


  • Always cross at marked crosswalks
  • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left
  • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver
  • Look before walking past stopped vehicles
  • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians

Helmet Safety

wear a helmet:

  • Helmets should be worn during every ride, no matter how short
  • For children younger than 12 years, consider wearing a helmet for sledding or other similar sports
  • A new helmet should be purchased following a crash

Driving Safety


  • Plan ahead- schedule 10 minutes before you hit the road to take care of things that could distract you
  • Set it and forget it- set your phone to 'do not disturb'
  • Out of reach, out of mind- put your phone physically out of reach
  • Take a break- build in breaks for longer trips to use your phone