Greater Mercer TMA and the Municipality of Princeton will kick off the second phase of the Street Smart campaign during April 10- April 14 in Princeton. The first phase was conducted in October 2016 with a street level pedestrian safety initiative focusing on outreach and education designed to change unsafe behavior by pedestrians and drivers on our streets. In the second phase, GMTMA, Princeton Police, and Princeton University Safety will be back with outreach and education and enforcement. Before the enforcement period starts, let’s review some of these safety tips.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
- Cross the Street at marked crosswalks and intersections
- Before crossing, look left, look right, and left again
- Use pedestrian pushbuttons
- Begin crossing the street on “walk” signal
- Stay visible after dark and in bad weather
- Watch out for trucks and buses backing out of parking spaces and driveways
- Obey all regulatory signs and traffic lights
- Never ride against traffic, ride with the traffic to avoid potential crashes
- Use hand signals to tell motorists what you intend to do
- Ride in a straight line at least a car door’s width away from parked cars
- Always a wear a helmet
- Use lights at night and when visibility is poor
- Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks
- Slow down and obey the posted speed limit
- Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning
- Look before opening your door
- Be careful when passing stopped vehicles
- Allow 3 feet when passing bicyclists
- Do not drive distracted
And if you are curious about what the laws say click here.
Enjoy the spring weather and remember to be safe!