Pedestrians

Vulnerable Roadway Users

Pedestrians

See Also: Motorcycles, Moped Operators, Bicyclists

OUR STRATEGIES

Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Emergency Management Services

1 Expand and improve pedestrian facilities.

STRATEGIES (HOW)

1.1   Install separated paths/sidewalks and other pedestrian-friendly road features along corridors and at intersections where supported by crash analysis.

Implementation Area(s):  Engineering

1.2  Consider pedestrian safety and mobility during the needs assessment of all projects.

Implementation Area(s):  Engineering

1.3  Enhance intersection and roadway design to encourage livable communities.

Implementation Area(s):  Engineering

2 Increase enforcement of laws pertaining to pedestrians.

STRATEGIES (HOW)

2.1   Implement targeted enforcement campaigns for pedestrians and motorists. Coordinate special enforcement efforts on a local and district level.

Implementation Area(s):  Enforcement,  Education

2.2  Educate officers on pedestrian-related laws.

Implementation Area(s):  Enforcement,  Education

3 Improve pedestrian safety awareness and behaviors.

STRATEGIES (HOW)

3.1  Implement an awareness campaign emphasizing the risks to pedestrians on high-volume/speed roadways resulting from disabled vehicle, motorist assistance, crossing multi-lanes, etc.

Implementation Area(s):  Education

3.2  Continue pedestrian safety campaigns which promote the use of reflective apparel among pedestrians (conspicuous enhancement).

Implementation Area(s):  Education

3.3  Continue driver education on pedestrian awareness.

Implementation Area(s):  Education

3.4  Encourage the continued School Audits performed by DHEC and other community stakeholders.

Implementation Area(s):  Public Policy

4 Improve likelihood of pedestrian survival.

STRATEGIES (HOW)

4.1   Improve response times to rural collision sites.

Implementation Area(s):  Emergency Services