Safety and Injury Prevention Pedestrian Safety Pedestrians deal with cars and other traffic every day, crossing the street, walking through the parking lot or even playing in the driveway. Here are a few helpful tips:Heads up, phones down – always be alert when walking near trafficAlways look both ways before crossing the street and continue to scan until you are safely away from trafficCrosswalks are always the safest place to crossThe sidewalk is the safest place to walk, but if that's not an option, walk on the shoulder facing traffic (don't walk with traffic)Avoid walking near traffic in low light and wear bright or reflective clothesMake eye contact with the driver to ensure they see you before crossing in front of a slow or stopped car and watch for additional traffic moving around the slop or stopped trafficWhen using the sidewalk, always watch for backing vehiclesFor more safety tips and programs, visit our pedestrian safety partners SGF Yields. TRAUMA & ACUTE CARE SURGERY Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook. Get the latest injury prevention tips, news, and other updates from CoxHealth. right Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook.