Motorist and pedestrian safety is a two-way street.
School is back in session - that means more parents and kids will be out and about on our roads walking, playing, and bicycling.
As a reminder, the City of Peoria is urging drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be responsible and be on the lookout for one another.
The concern for safety is so great, that the push to, 'Slow Down, Look Around,' is now a city of Peoria Public Works Department public safety campaign geared toward encouraging everyone to share the road and extend some common courtesies to avoid accidents. Can you help us share the message?
- City of Peoria Public Works Department
Unsafe Motorist Behaviors
Speeding through residential streets
Failing to yield to pedestrians
Running red lights or stop signs
Turning right or left at intersections without yielding to pedestrians
Exiting/entering driveways or alleys without yielding to pedestrians
Passing stopped cars and school buses
Parking or stopping in crosswalks
Driving while distracted
Driving while intoxicated
Unsafe Pedestrian Behaviors
Walking while intoxicated, wearing headphones or talking on a cell phone
Crossing a street at an unsafe location
Not looking left, right, and left again before crossing the street
Darting out between parked cars into the path of oncoming cars
Wearing dark clothes when there is poor lighting
Not following the directions of traffic signals or crossing guards