Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Pedestrians

Safety education

Silhouette of a variety of people and vehicles in front of a road sign that says Let's Move Safely Together

Everyone plays a role in keeping our roadways safe. Responsible and safe behaviors help people arrive home safely.

When driving:

  • Watch for people walking, day or night
  • Be alert and expect to see people walking everywhere
  • Stop for people crossing the road
  • Look in all directions before turning
  • Slow down for people, slower speeds save lives
  • Before passing stopped vehicles, check for people crossing the road

When walking:

  • Be alert, look and continue to look for vehicles before crossing the road
  • People driving may not see you day or night
  • Look for vehicles in all lanes of traffic
  • When possible cross in a well-lit area
  • Stand clear of parked cars and obstacles before crossing

Crosswalk law

Read the full Crosswalk Law from Minnesota Statute 169.21.