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Travel with Care

From behind the windshield it may look like pedestrians and bike riders are all the same, but they come from all walks of life and experiences. Someone walking or riding a bike could be your carpenter, doctor, your child’s friend, your clergyperson, or even one of your sports heroes. But every road user – whether pedestrian, bike rider or driver, is someone’s family member.

While traveling the roads in Tulsa, we all need to respect each other. It’s all about safety.

When driving you should:

  • Drive without distractions.
  • Look twice for people walking or biking before turning.
  • Slow down when approaching intersections.
  • Drive more slowly in dark and inclement weather.
  • Drive like your family is in the car, in the crosswalk or on the bike next to you.

 

When walking, you should try to:

  • Wear light and reflective clothing to make it easier for drivers to see you.
  • Cross at crosswalks.
  • Utilize sidewalks and walkways whenever available – even in parking lots.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the street.
  • Check each lane for oncoming or turning traffic before entering it.

Everyone is a pedestrian at some point during the day, even if it is just walking from the store to your car in the parking lot. Sharing the responsibility to look out for one another will go a long way in making Tulsa a safe and enjoyable place to walk and bike.