Slow Down, Look Around

Motorist and pedestrian safety is a two-way street.

Hey neighbors!

School is back in session - that means more parents and kids will be out and about on our roads walking, playing, and bicycling.

As a reminder, the City of Peoria is urging drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be responsible and be on the lookout for one another.

The concern for safety is so great, that the push to, 'Slow Down, Look Around,' is now a city of Peoria Public Works Department public safety campaign geared toward encouraging everyone to share the road and extend some common courtesies to avoid accidents. Can you help us share the message?

- City of Peoria Public Works Department

Unsafe Motorist Behaviors

  • Speeding through residential streets
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Turning right or left at intersections without yielding to pedestrians
  • Exiting/entering driveways or alleys without yielding to pedestrians
  • Passing stopped cars and school buses
  • Parking or stopping in crosswalks
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while intoxicated

Unsafe Pedestrian Behaviors

  • Walking while intoxicated, wearing headphones or talking on a cell phone
  • Crossing a street at an unsafe location
  • Not looking left, right, and left again before crossing the street
  • Darting out between parked cars into the path of oncoming cars
  • Wearing dark clothes when there is poor lighting
  • Not following the directions of traffic signals or crossing guards
  • Entering a stream of traffic

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