NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law for pedestrians Article 27 was enacted for pedestrian safety. Every year, approximately 14,000 people in the US are killed or injured while crossing a street or highway. Pedestrians must proceed with caution, look to the left, right and left again before crossing. If pedestrian signals are provided, cross only with the "WALK" light. Pedestrian crossing signals are designed to get you across busy streets safely. Some signals are not automatic and must be activated, those signals have a "Push Button For Walk Signal" sign posted above a button. To activate, simply push the button and wait for the "walk sign".
Follow the Pedestrian "Rules of the Road"
Just like motorists, pedestrians are expected to follow certain rules of the road, including:
Regardless of the right-of-way, the driver is required by law to take great care to avoid "hitting" pedestrians.
Safe Routes to School
The central mission of Safe Routes to School is to improve children’s safety while walking and bicycling. The program benefits stretch beyond the school day.
SRTS resources & activities help communities: