Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36BEYOUROWN CROSSINGGUARD ➤ Almost three-quarters of car collisions with people walking occur at intersections. Always make sure drivers see you before you start to cross. ➤ Cross at marked crosswalks when possible – you are more visible here. Look for flashing crosswalk beacons that alert drivers to people crossing. These are especially common near schools. ➤ Be careful of the “double threat” – when crossing more than one lane, never enter a lane before knowing the driver in that second lane has stopped. ➤ Don’t stare at your phone while crossing! ➤ Be aware of drivers’ vision variables: speed, rain, darkness and fog make it harder for them to see you. Improve your visibility by adding a reflective sticker to your jacket or bag. ➤ The faster a car is moving, the longer it takes to stop. Give yourself extra time when cars are traveling quickly. Drivers’ field of vision at 30 MPH Drivers’ field of vision at 15 MPH Large, busy city streets can be intimi- dating to cross. Thanks to Seattle’s Vision Zero, many streets like Lake City Way, Rainier Avenue S, and Aurora are getting physical safety upgrades to make them more comfortable and safe for pe- destrians. Here are some tips to help you cross the busiest streets: Keep Eyes and Ears Open! 22 | UrbanStreets Seattle Crossing Guard SEATTLE S2016 SWFIN.indd 2 7/28/16 2:51 PM