Travel Ambassador's Blog


Walk Tips

Always walk on the pavement if there is one. On roads with no pavement or verge, keep in close to the edge and walk on the right hand side so you can see the traffic coming towards you.


Be safe, be seen – Help drivers to see you. Wear or carry something brightly coloured or fluorescent during the day. In the dark, wear something reflective.


Switch off before you step off – Make sure you can see and hear what’s going on around you. Stop mobile calls or texting and take off headphones before crossing the road.


Find somewhere safe to cross – use a crossing, bridge or subway if there’s one available. Otherwise choose somewhere where you can see traffic clearly, and drivers can see you. At night, try to cross near a street light.


Plan your journey –The safest way is to walk as part of a group or where other people will be around, such as a main route to school. If you’re walking alone, plan where you’re going and how to get there. Walk confidently and let someone know where you’re going and what time you’ll be back. If it’s getting dark, stick to busy well-lit places.