To ensure their safety pedestrians should always adhere to the following.
- Always use a crossing, a refuge (traffic island), or a crossing with pedestrian lights if one is available.
- Never assume that a driver has seen you and will stop for you. Before crossing the road, think about whether an approaching driver can see you.
- At night carry or wear something light in colour.
- The best way to protect children near traffic is to hold their hand. It is recommended that near traffic an adult always supervises children under the age of ten.
- Children learn about road safety by watching and copying adults, particularly parents and carers, so set them a good example by always crossing the road at a crossing or at traffic lights where they are available.
Drivers should never assume a pedestrian has seen you. Ensure you adhere to speed limits in and around high pedestrian areas such as near shops, schools and kindergartens.
For more information on road safety for youth visit the community safety section of this website.