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Safety Tips

No matter whether you are biking or walking in Alaska, remember the following safety tips and especially the winter list below:

  • Follow the law
  • Be predictable
  • Be visible
  • Ride ready
  • Think ahead

Walking Tips

  1. Stay alert while walking, look and listen.
  2. Walk on the sidewalk when possible. If no sideway exists, walk left against the flow of traffic.
  3. Cross at a cross walk whenever you can.
  4. Stop and look left, right, and left again before you cross the street.
  5. Cross with a crossing guard’s help when they are available.
  6. At traffic lights, wait for the white WALK sign before crossing.
  7. Watch for cars turning at intersections even when you use a crosswalk.
  8. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

Bicycling Tips

  1. Always wear a properly fitted helmet.PDF document (325K)
  2. Ride with the flow of traffic.
  3. Signal all turns and stops.
  4. Obey all traffic laws.
  5. Inspect and maintain your bicycle.PDF document (670K)

Be Seen

  1. Be visible to motorist.
  2. Dress brightly in light colored cloths.
  3. Use a reflector or wear reflective clothing. PDF document (260K)
  4. Carry a flashlight or headlamp when walking at night.
  5. Make eye contact with motorist when crossing streets.



Teaching Children to Walk Safely as They Grow and Develop PDF document

Walking Safety PDF document PDF document

Bicycle Safety

Winter Safety
Winter Safety Tips Word document (370K)