As drivers, we must be extra cautious as we navigate the streets of Spokane County. Pedestrians and bicyclist aren't always aware of their surroundings and may not use the right-of-way rules. Therefore, to avoid an accident, buckle up and watch Stickman's auto safety video, then review the informative tips below.
|1. Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.|
|2. Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.|
|3. Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning.|
|4. Look before opening your door.|
|5. Be careful when passing stopped vehicles.
|6. Allow 3 feet when passing bicyclists.
“Drivers are reminded to turn on vehicle headlights at dusk and be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians.”
Photo credit: Melbourne Herald Sun
In Spokane County:
In Washington State:
1 SRTC Collision Data, Spokane County, 2007-2009
2 Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS), Spokane County, 2000-2009
3 Emergency Room Data, Spokane County, 2003-2009
4 SRTC, Non-motorized Transport Survey, 2010
5 SRTC Bike and Pedestrian Collision Map, Spokane County, 2007-2009
6 WSDOT Collision Data, Spokane County, 2006-2009
8 NHTSA's 2009 Traffic Safety Facts
10 Washington State Patrol. For period ending May 15, 2011
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