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Crossing the Street

Pedestrians crossing the streetCrossing a street should not be difficult, and there are tools to help improve pedestrian safety when crossing. The street crossing experience comes down to pedestrian and motorist behavior as well as intersection or crossing design. A variety of factors influence motorist behavior (whether, and how, motorists stop for pedestrians), including vehicle speed. A motorist driving more slowly has more time to see, react, and stop for a pedestrian. The number of pedestrians also influences motorists—in general, more people walking raises motorist awareness of the likelihood of a pedestrian crossing the street. Click here for more information.

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