Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Share the Road - Pedestrians

Pedestrian safety is a two-way street

What is Share the Road?

Minnesota’s Share the Road pedestrian safety campaign provides materials, information and resources for anyone looking to improve pedestrian safety in a community, school, county or other areas.

Increasing awareness of pedestrian safety will help reduce pedestrian-vehicle crashes, as well as reduce the fatalities and serious injuries that result from these crashes.

What causes pedestrian-vehicle crashes?

Pedestrians and motorists are equally responsible for pedestrian safety. Motorist behaviors cause about half of all pedestrian-vehicle crashes and pedestrian behaviors cause the other half.

Pedestrians can’t do much to improve a driver's habits, just like drivers can’t do anything about pedestrian behaviors. We all must take responsibility to follow the law, pay attention and share the road.