​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 Surging in Georgia


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      Know the Facts

      People on foot are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In fact, 260 people were killed while walking in Georgia in 2017. That's 11% more than in 2016 and a 54% increase from 2014.

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      54%

      Increase in pedestrian deaths in Georgia over past three 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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       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 

       ‭(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.

      View Crosswalk Law



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