Shared by IRPO–Fall Family Safety Tips for Drivers, Pedestrians, and Cyclists

RALEIGH – As nights grow longer and days get shorter, the N.C. Department of Transportation is offering important safety tips to keep your family safe as the seasons change. Remember to:
  • Always watch for children
    • Pay special attention to children near bus stops
    • Look out for trick-or-treaters on Halloween
    • Remind children about how to safely cross the street and watch for cars
  • Look out for bicyclists and pedestrians 
    • Remember to always wear reflective gear while biking or running 
    • Drivers should share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians 
  • Be aware of deer and wildlife 
    • Pay attention when driving near wood-lined areas 
    • Stay alert as wildlife are most active at dusk and dawn ‘
  • Use your headlights during morning and evening hours 
    • If you are in doubt, keep your headlights on 
    • Remember to turn on your headlights when using your windshield wipers
  • Follow simple photo safety rules
    • For your safety and others, never take pictures while driving
    • While often inviting, never take pictures on train tracks or bridges
  • Always buckle up Every person.
    • Every seat. Every time.

For more information on all these programs and initiatives, visit the safety page on NCDOT.gov/.

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