Don't Join The Walking Dead. That is the new message OHS along with their traffic safety partners are conveying to pedestrians across Delaware.
Preventing pedestrian crashes is easy if we all use our brains. The Office of Highway Safety and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is teaming up with State and local law enforcement to educate the public about safe walking practices through the Walk Smart campaign. It involves a combination of law enforcement stopping violators and educating them about safe walking and crossing practices and public awareness activities. OHS officials say the public awareness and education is what will truly drive the success of this effort.
OHS is promoting the Walk Smart campaign in May, June, August, September, and October with DART bus interior ads, bus exterior ads, and shelter ads. OHS will produce and DelDOT will distribute sidewalk decals to towns who want to remind pedestrians to cross at marked crosswalks and intersections so they "Don't Join The Walking Dead". OHS and DelDOT along with DSP will set up pedestrian safety checks along roadways with high pedestrian crash data. The agencies will distribute pedestrian safety informational flyers that highlight safe pedestrian practices along with reflective items with the "Walk Smart" message.