Whether it’s a short walk in a parking lot or a long trek to work—we’re all pedestrians. When people share spaces with 2-ton steel machines, it’s important that we all watch out for each other.
We all have a part to play in ensuring that North Carolina’s vibrant communities have safe streets. Watch for Me NC is the North Carolina bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign. Over 25 areas in North Carolina participate in the program.
It can be hard for kids to judge speed and distance until the age of 10, so it is important that parents, caregivers, and teachers provide consistent guidance and supervision to young children whenever they are in or around traffic.
When available, always walk on the sidewalk. In areas with no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far away from traffic as possible.
No, not always. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks – even if the crosswalk is not marked (WatchForMeNC). However, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable road users, and drivers should always be alert for anyone traveling on foot.