Pedestrian Safety: It's No Accident

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Street Safe: Walking With Daisy

Street Safe: Walking With Daisy Video and Companion Coloring Book: Wanda the Crossing Guard and her street safe sidekick Daisy teach kids in grades K-5 some simple rules to help them cross the street safely.

Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually. It is important for both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention and follow the law to prevent injuries.

See! Be Seen! Pedestrian Safety materials include:

Driving or Walking: See! Be seen!


  • YIELD for pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections – it’s the law.
  • Do not block crosswalks when stopping at intersections.
  • Slow down and obey posted speed limits.
  • Take extra care around schools, playgrounds, and neighborhoods.
  • Always look out for pedestrians, especially before turning at a green light or making a “right turn on red.”
  • Never run red lights.
  • Be careful when passing stopped vehicles. They might be stopping for pedestrians.
  • Pay attention! Do not text and drive!
  • Share the road. It’s your responsibility to look for others.


  • Cross in marked crosswalks and at intersections.
  • Use pedestrian pushbuttons and WAIT for signals to cross.
  • Before crossing, look left, right, then left again, and over your shoulder for turning vehicles.
  • Use sidewalks. If there are none, walk facing traffic so you see vehicles, and drivers see you.
  • Pay attention! Don’t text while crossing!
  • Make eye contact with drivers so they see you.
  • Stay visible after dark and in bad weather with light-colored or reflective clothing.
  • Don’t step suddenly in front of traffic. Buses and trucks take even longer to stop than other vehicles.
  • Watch out for vehicles backing out of parking spaces and driveways.

Check out our PSAs and companion materials!

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