• School Safety

    Traffic Safety

    "Walk Safe, Cross Safe, Be Safe" 

     Traffic Safety
    Traffic Safety  

    Pedestrian Safety Tips

    • Cross the street at crosswalks
    • If there are no crosswalks, cross at the street corner.
    • Look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
    • Continue looking until safely across the street.
    • When crossing at an intersection, pedestrians should check for vehicles turning the corner.
    • Make eye contact with the drivers, so you know they see you.
    • DO NOT cross between parked cars.
    • DO NOT run out into the street.
    • Use sidewalks
    • Sidewalks are the best choice as they separate people walking from cars.
    • Stay alert
    • Be on the look-out for cars, especially backing out of driveways or turning.
    • Don't wear headphones or be using your cell phone or other devices while walking.

    Bicycle Safety Tips 

    • Wear a helmet 
    • Make sure your helmet fits properly

    Bike Helmet Safety

    • Check your Equipment
    • Are your tires inflated?
    • Are your brakes working?
    • Does your bike fit?
    • Stand over your bicycle.  There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle.
    • The seat should be level front to back.
    • The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knew when the leg is fully extended.
    • The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat.
    • Wear Safe Clothes and Reflective Gear
    • Wear bright colors like neon and florescent shirts or jackets.
    • Wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights.
    • Remember, just because you can see a driver, doesn't mean the driver can see you.
    • Control Your Bicycle
    • Keep both hands on the handlebars.
    • Carry your books and other items in a backpack on bike carrier.
    • Look Before Turning
    • When turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal before making the turn.
    • Watch for left-or-right turning traffic.

    Traffic Signals

    • Watch for Parked Cars
    • Ride far enough from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars (like doors opening or cars pulling out)
    (Resource: Go Redmond - Student Traffic Safety)