Pedestrian Safety
Pedestrian Safety

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable road users are at the highest risk of injury if they’re involved in a motor vehicle collision. This includes pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other micromobility device users.

As more Canadians are walking and cycling, it’s more important than ever to remember to share the road.

Crosswalk Sign

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Before stepping out into the road and infront of a vehicle, make eye contact with the driver and ensure you are seen.
  • Wear bright, light-coloured clothing or reflective gear, especially in low-light and dark conditions.
  • Avoid jaywalking.
  • Obey pedestrian signals and only cross at marked crosswalks and intersections.
  • Watch for vehicles turning at intersections, backing out of driveways or pulling out of parking lots.
  • Be aware of all your surroundings.
  • Avoid distractions like texting or wearing earbuds.
Tips for Drivers and Cyclists

Tips for Drivers and Cyclists

  • Always keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road at intersections, especially when making a turn.
  • Drivers and cyclists must yield to the right of way to pedestrians crossing the street.
  • Watch out for children that may run across the road or dart out from between parked vehicles.
  • Avoid distractions inside and outside of your vehicle.
  • Watch your speed in school zones and residential areas and be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Be cautious around stopped transit vehicles and be courteous to vulnerable pedestrians.
  • Communication (eye contact, indicating turns, etc.) between all road users is important to keep everyone safe.
  • Allow extra time for seniors and pedestrians with disabilities. They may need more time to cross the road.
School Zone Safety

School Zone Safety

Nearly 60,000 students commute to schools in Niagara every day. We all need to do our part to make school zones in our communities a safe place for kids.

Slow Down Lawn Signs

While supplies last, you can pick up a complimentary Slow Down sign at any CAA Niagara Branch. By putting a sign on your front lawn, you can help remind motorists to slow down in your neighbourhood and keep children at play safe. Limit of one per household.

Slow Down Lawn Signs