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.
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
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
DRIVE DISTRACTION FREE:
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