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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. 


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      Know the Facts

      Pedestrian deaths in Georgia are up 40% in two years. People on foot are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In fact, 236 people were killed while walking in Georgia in 2016.

      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