When there is a sidewalk, use it! Most pedestrian traffic accidents happen when someone is walking in the roadway.
Be very alert when crossing any roadway. Stay on the right-hand side of crosswalks. Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Cross at Intersections and in Crosswalks
Yield to vehicles on the roadway if you cross the street at a place other than a marked crosswalk or pedestrian tunnel or crossing. If you're hit while jaywalking, the driver may not be liable, and his or her auto insurance may not cover your injuries.
If the road has no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
Pedestrian Safety Tips