(Orlando, FL) ̶ The Central Florida Expressway Authority joins our transportation partners across the state in recognizing October as Pedestrian Safety Month, reminding motorists to watch for pedestrians every time they are behind the wheel.
As we approach the end of daylight-saving time, the earlier sunset creates a more dangerous evening commute as people find it harder to see. Studies have shown the risks for pedestrians increase by nearly 30% between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
See below for some helpful Motorist Safety Tips:
- Follow the speed limit and minimize distractions such as texting while driving.
- Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times.
- Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather.
- Be prepared to slow or stop at any time – for emergency vehicles, Road Rangers, animals, other motorists slowing to turn, and other situations.
For more information on Pedestrian Safety Month, including safety tips for pedestrians and motorists, visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Pedestrian Safety webpage.