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  • Be predictable and let cars know you are watching and waiting. Do not make decisions that place you in the path of oncoming traffic.
  • Cross only at traffic signals, crosswalks, and stop signs on busy roads.
  • Look all ways before crossing. Never cross unless it is safe to do so.
  • Walk, don't run, across intersections. Only cross when you have enough time to safely do so.
  • At pedestrian crossovers, push the button to activate the flashing yellow light and point to indicate your intention to cross.
  • Try to make eye contact with drivers before stepping off the curb. Just because you see the car doesn't mean that the driver sees you.
  • Wait for vehicles to stop before crossing in front of them. Cars take longer to stop than you think.
  • Keep aware of traffic until you safely reach the other side.
  • Distracted walking is dangerous, stop to text and keep eyes focused on surroundings.
  • For more information, visit Pedestrian Safety in Ontario and Pedestrian Safety - Parachute.

Adapted from the Toronto Transportation Safety website.

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