The city of Phoenix has announced a commitment to an overall 10 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes, injuries and deaths by the end of 2016.
And it has put in place a pedestrian safety action plan that will reconfigure streets with paved shoulders, more sidewalks, better illumination and specialized crossings. One example of these improvements are HAWK crosswalks, which are activated by a pedestrian and stop traffic just long enough for a person to cross (they don’t hold up traffic as long as a conventional traffic signal).
Pedestrian Safety Tips
In the meantime, to stay safe as you walk, consider the city of Phoenix’s safety tips for pedestrians:
Safe Driving Tips
It’s also important to stay aware as a driver. Here are pedestrian safety driving tips from Mesa officials:
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