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Road Safety Hazards

Roadway accidents are an all too familiar response for the fire and emergency medical services. By sharing road safety messages with the public, you can help keep community members and first responders safe from injuries on roadways.

Did you know:

6,516 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 55,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide.

938 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Share these safety tips to make community members aware of roadway dangers and keep them safe while on the go.

Messages to share

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Walk or run against traffic.
Wear bright clothes so drivers can see you.
Be aware of your surroundings. Don't text and walk or wear headphones with the music so loud that you can't hear your surroundings. Use crosswalks and take off headphones when crossing the street.


If your car is on fire, pull over, turn off the engine and get everyone at least 100 feet from the car and traffic. Call 911.
When you see water covering the roadway, do not drive through the water. Turn around.
Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle. Look before you lock.


Always wear a bike helmet and bright clothes so people can see you. Put reflectors on your bike.
Ride with both hands on the handlebars.
Ride your bike in single file with traffic.
Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic lights.
The bike helmet should fit snugly all around, with no spaces between the foam and the rider's head.
A bike helmet should not sit too high or low on the rider's head. To check, make sure the bottom of the pad inside the front of the helmet is one or two finger widths above the bike rider's eyebrows. The back of the helmet should not touch the top of the bike rider's neck.

Social media graphics and stock photos


Pictographs can help overcome literacy barriers by communicating messages with pictures. Our pictographs will help you to communicate safety messages to high-risk populations.

don't leave loved ones in a hot vehicle
keep 100 feet away from a car fire
Don't run with traffic, run against it