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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. 


       Pedestrian Deaths Are Up in Georgia


      See & Be Seen​​​​​​

      Know the Facts

      People on foot are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In fact, 236 people were killed while walking in Georgia in 2016. That’s up from the 206 people who died while walking in 2015 and the 168 who died in 2014.

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      40%

      Increase in pedestrian deaths in Georgia over past two years.

      80%

      Fatalities occur during overnight hours

      93%

      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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       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 

       Updates

       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.

      View Crosswalk Law



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