In town, it’s essential to slow down. There are a lot of people and cars, so please be careful. There are also a lot of people on bicycles. Watch out for them. When you’re driving, please don’t use your phone. Be careful when you’re walking, too. There are a lot of intersections, and it’s easy to cross the street when you’re not paying attention. Thanks for being careful in town!
Ways we can all keep safe on the roads in town
1. Stop speeding before speeding stops you.
You are more likely to kill or seriously injure someone when you speed. When you drive faster than the posted speed limit or too fast for conditions, you put everyone at risk – including yourself.
Slow down when driving in town. By slowing down, you can help make the roads safer for everyone.
2. Put down that phone!
Using your phone while driving is not only illegal in many places, but it’s also dangerous. If you need to use your phone, pull over to a safe location.
No texting, no checking Facebook, no calling – just safe driving.
Put away your phone while driving! No text is worth a life!
3. Watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
In town, there are many people on foot and bikes. Be sure to watch out for them when you’re driving and walking.
When you’re driving, please be especially careful around intersections. And when you’re walking, be aware of cars turning corners or backing up.
Make sure to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and give cyclists plenty of space on the road.
4. Pay extra attention at junctions.
There are a lot of intersections in town, so please be extra careful when driving. Pay attention to traffic lights and stop signs, and look out for pedestrians crossing the street.
Be especially cautious when making left turns – oncoming traffic might not expect it.
5. Follow the rules of the road.
Please obey all traffic laws and regulations. This includes things like speed limits, yield signs, and one-way streets.
By following the rules, you can help keep traffic moving smoothly and safely. Thanks for doing your part!
6. Try not to rush.
When you’re driving in town, it’s important to take your time. There’s a lot of traffic, and it’s easy to get frustrated when you’re stuck in a jam.
Remember – it’s better to arrive late than not at all. And if you can’t find a parking spot, park somewhere and walk. You’ll get there eventually!
7. When crossing streets, look both ways before proceeding.
In town, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. This includes looking both ways before crossing the street, even when you have the right-of-way.
Someone may not follow the road rules, so always be cautious.
This habit can help keep you safe, whether you’re walking or driving. Thanks for being alert!
8. Drive defensively, not offensively.
When you’re driving in town, it’s important to drive defensively. This means being aware of your surroundings and anticipating the actions of other drivers.
It’s also important to stay calm and avoid road rage. If someone cuts you off or tries to run you off the road, don’t respond with anger – relax and keep driving.
By following these tips, you can help make driving in town a safer experience for everyone.
9. Use extra caution when driving in bad weather.
Bad weather can make driving in town more difficult and dangerous. If you can, try to avoid driving in heavy rain or snow.
If you must drive in bad weather, please take your time and use extra caution. Slow down and leave more space between you and other cars.
And be sure to turn on your lights so that other drivers can see you. Thanks for being careful!
10. Plan your route before you start driving.
It’s important to know where you’re going before driving in town. This way, you can avoid getting lost and adding to traffic congestion.
Before you start driving, take a few minutes to plan your route. This will help you avoid making wrong turns and getting stuck in traffic.
11. Use extra caution when backing up.
Backing up can be tricky, especially in a busy area. Be sure to use your mirrors and look over your shoulder before backing up. Go slowly, and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists.
If possible, it’s always best to have someone else help you back up – that way, you can be sure that someone is watching out for you.
Sharing the road safely.
The main thing to know is that everyone’s responsibility to use the road safely.
1. Be aware of your surroundings.
This means being aware of things like traffic, weather, and the road condition. It also means being aware of other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
By being aware of your surroundings, you can help prevent accidents.
If you’re cycling in town, it’s important to ride in a position where you can see and be seen.
2. Dutch reach.
The Dutch Reach is a method of opening a car door with the hand farthest from the door so that you have to turn your body. This helps you look over your shoulder for cyclists before opening the door.
It’s a simple change that can make a big difference. By using the dutch reach, you can help prevent accidents and injuries.
3. Always use signals when turning or changing lanes.
It’s important to signal when you’re turning or changing lanes. This lets other drivers know what you’re doing and gives them time to react.
If you’re cycling, you can use hand signals to let drivers know when you’re turning.
4. Don’t drive or cycle while impaired.
It’s important never to drive or cycle while impaired – whether by alcohol, drugs, or fatigue. This recipe for disaster can put yourself and others in danger.
If you’re feeling tired, take a break before getting behind the wheel or hitting the pedals.