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The Village of Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Ph: (561) 965-4010
Fx: (561) 965-0899
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Though there are many behaviors associated with bicycle/pedestrian violations, crashes and fatalities, the most common areas of concern are:

• Speeding (5 MPH can make the difference between types of injuries)
• Failure to stop for red lights or stop signs
• Failure to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists
• Distracted driving
• Blocking crosswalks

These behaviors present a clear danger to our traveling public. Our efforts have been designed and implemented to change these behaviors and make our roadways safer for everyone. “The number one goal is to change behaviors, thereby saving lives and reducing injuries. Our traffic safety program is comprehensive and we will continue to try new ways to reach the over 200,000 drivers utilizing our roadways. The message is clear: Slow down. Be respectful of others sharing the roadways and always wear your seatbelt.

Traffic Safety Tips 

Tips for Motorists 

  • Slow down and obey all traffic laws, speed limits and traffic signals. 
  • Keep an eye out for children walking or bicycling in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. 
  • Be alert for children playing and for those who may dart into the street without looking for traffic. 
  • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking, biking, skating or skateboarding.

Tips for Parents     

  • Be a good role model. Always buckle up in the car, always wear a helmet when biking and always follow pedestrian safety rules.
  • Supervise young children as they are walking, biking or skating.
  • Provide your children with bright clothing so motorists can easily see them.
  • Make sure your child is properly buckled up in the appropriate child safety seat and in the back seat. Safety experts advise that all children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat.
  • Make sure that your teen driver understands and obeys all state traffic laws.

Tips for Students 

  • Always buckle up when riding in a car. Always ride in the back seat. It’s the safest place for young people.
  • Always wear a helmet and follow traffic safety rules when riding your bike.
  • Learn and practice the safety rules for pedestrians. It’s extremely important for you to use the sidewalk when available, look left-right-left when crossing the road, and always walk facing traffic.
  • Always cross at crosswalks, obey all traffic signs and traffic lights.
  • Teen drivers should avoid speeding and minimize distractions (texting, talking on cell phones, eating, adjusting the radio) while driving. Never overload your vehicle. Require everyone riding in your vehicle to use a safety belt.
  • Teen drivers should be a good role model for your younger brothers and sisters and friends, and help them learn and follow vehicle safety rules.