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​See & Be Seen
For Pedestrian Safety

      The SEE & BE SEEN pedestrian safety campaign was developed in partnership with PEDS.  We aim to make it safe to walk in Georgia. 


       

      SEE & BE SEEN Halloween Kick-Off

      October, 31, 2016

      Georgia DOT conducted a Halloween kick-off event for the SEE & BE SEEN pedestrian safety campaign. Georgia DOT representatives dressed in costume hit the street to engage pedestrians, distribute information and suggest ways to be safer on foot.

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        Know the Facts

        Pedestrian deaths in Georgia are up 37% in two years. People on foot are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In fact, 206 people were killed while walking in Georgia in 2015.

        82%

        See & Be Seen - Dusk to Dawn  

        Fatalities occur between dusk and dawn.

        55%

        See & Be Seen - Dark - Unlighted Conditions  

        Pedestrian fatalities occur in dark, unlighted conditions

        93%

        See & Be Seen - No Crosswalk  

        Fatalities do not occur in a crosswalk

        9out of10

        See & Be Seen - Speed Limit  

        Pedestrians die when struck at 40 mph


         

        Safety is a Shared Responsibility

        Georgia DOT is doing its part for pedestrian safety through improved medians, crosswalks and pedestrian signals and added lighting. Drivers and walkers have a shared responsibility to look out for each other and keep pedestrians safe. How?

        See And Be Seen - Key Messages  


        Obey Georgia's Crosswalk Law

        Be sure you know Georgia's crosswalk law when walking or driving along Georgia roads.

        • Drivers must “stop and stay stopped” for pedestrians in a crosswalk, not just yield to them. Forget yield. Remember STOP.
        • At an intersection with a marked or unmarked crosswalk, when a vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross, the driver of another vehicle approaching from the rear must not pass the stopped vehicle.
        • Pedestrians must not suddenly leave a place of safety and proceed into the path of a vehicle that is too close for the driver to stop.
        • When crossing a roadway without crosswalk, the pedestrian must yield the right of way to vehicles.
        • For details, view Georgia’s Crosswalk Law - Code 40-6-91