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 ‭(Hidden)‬ 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.

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​See & Be Seen
For Pedestrian Safety

Georgia DOT’s SEE & BE SEEN campaign aims to make it safer to walk in Georgia. SEE & BE SEEN is the pedestrian component of Georgia DOT’s Drive Alert Arrive Alive campaign to reduce crashes and fatalities on Georgia’s roadways. This safety campaign was developed in partnership with PEDS.

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Pedestrian deaths continue to surge in Georgia with 264 people killed in 2018. That’s up a staggering 54% from 2014, and is the highest annual pedestrian fatality count in state history.

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Overnight Hours

82%

of fatalities occur during overnight hours

Crosswalk

90%

of fatalities occur outside a crosswalk

Yielding

33%

of fatalities are attributed to motorists not yielding to pedestrians

Pedestrians

33%

are attributed to pedestrians


      Pedestrians Struck by Vehicles

      Pedestrians struck by a vehicle at...

      40 mph =9 of 10 DIE


      Safety is Number One for Georgia DOT

      Safety plays an intrinsic role at Georgia DOT. The department is committed to preserving safety through preventative measures and safety programs. It is our mission is to make it safe to walk in Georgia. 

      Thank you for joining us in this movement towards zero deaths.


       ‭(Hidden)‬ Pedestrian Deaths Are Surging in Georgia


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      People on foot are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In fact, 265 people were killed while walking in Georgia in 2018. That’s a 54% increase from 2014 and the highest annual pedestrian fatality count in state history.

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      54%

      Increase in pedestrian deaths in Georgia over past four years.

      82%

      Fatalities occur during overnight hours

      90%

      Fatalities occur outside a crosswalk


      33%

      Fatalities attributed to motorist not yielding to pedestrians

      33%

      Fatalities attributed to pedestrian

      9out of10

      Pedestrians die when struck at 40 mph



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       ‭(Hidden)‬ Pedestrian 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 

      PEDESTRIAN 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?


      Pay attention when walking or driving.

      WALKERS:

      See and be seen.

      DRIVERS:

      Slow down. Watch for walkers. Vehicle speed kills.

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