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New Castle Police Department
Monday December 23rd, 2019 :: 01:04 p.m. EST


Pedestrian Safety Tips and Pedestrian-Signal Information

Recently we have received some complaints and questions regarding pedestrians and the pedestrian-signals at our new traffic signal at King and Greeley. We thought this was a great opportunity to share the following pedestrian safety tips and pedestrian-signal information:
 “See!” Tips for Motorists:

  • Yield for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Do not block crosswalks when stopped at intersections.
  • Do not run red lights.
  • Slow down and obey speed limits.
  • Always look for pedestrians, particularly when turning at a green light or making a right turn on red.
  • Take extra care around schools, playgrounds and neighborhoods.
  • Be careful when passing stopped vehicles. They might be stopping for pedestrians.
  • PAY ATTENTION! Do not text and drive!
 “Be Seen!” Tips for Pedestrians:
  • Cross at intersections and marked crosswalks. Look-left-right-left again.
  • Use pedestrian push-buttons where available and WAIT for the signal to cross.
  • Use sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic so you see vehicles and drivers see you.
  • Stay visible after dark and in bad weather by wearing light-colored or reflective clothing.
  • Watch for vehicles backing out of parking spaces and exiting driveways.
  • Make eye contact with drivers so they see you.
  • Look left, look right, and then look left again before crossing a street.
  • PAY ATTENTION! Don’t text while crossing!
 When there are pedestrian-control signals:
  • A pedestrian has the right of way whenever a traffic signal shows a steady “Walk” or a walking person.
  • A pedestrian must not cross if the phrase “Don’t Walk” or the upraised hand is flashing, even when crossing signals display a countdown showing remaining time left to cross.
  • A pedestrian must not cross if the phrase “Don’t Walk” or the upraised hand is steady.
  • If a person has already started crossing on a “Walk” and the signal changes, then he or she can continue to a sidewalk or safety island. 
For more information on pedestrian safety, visit Governor Cuomo’s Pedestrian Safety website

New Castle Police Department
200 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY 10514

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James D. Carroll
Chief of Police
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