Helpful tips to ensure pedestrian and bicycle safety in Hillsborough County

Transportation safety is vital to the overall health and well‐being of the residents of Hillsborough County and essential to support the economic prosperity of our community. Many transportation providers, agencies, professionals, businesses, and citizens work cooperatively to engineer, design, plan, and implement safety projects and programs throughout the County.

However, engineering and roadway design are only one part of the solution. Our most important partners in improving safety are the motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians using the roadways. You can do your part to help everyone get home safe by using these safety tips:

Street crossing safety tips

Check out these tips for what pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers should always do.

Pedestrians always:

  • Cross only in a crosswalk
  • Look left, right, then left again and make eye contact with drivers before crossing
  • Use pushbuttons for signals, where provided
  • Walk defensively, you never know when a car will fail to stop at a crosswalk

Bicyclists always:

  • Obey all traffic signs, signals, and markings
  • Ride in the same direction of traffic on the street or in a bike lane
  • Use lights at night

Drivers always:

  • Be alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks
  • STOP if pedestrians are in the crosswalk or preparing to cross
  • Wait until pedestrians safely exit the road at the median or curb before resuming travel

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Last Modified: 1/12/2024, 9:19:51 PM

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