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Watch Your Step!

Watch Your Step! is a public-awareness campaign to promote safer streets for everyone.
Vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are on the rise, leading to often serious or fatal injuries. The problem is occurring across the country and throughout Virginia.

IN 2020, HENRICO COUNTY HAD:
70 CRASHES INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS RESULTING IN 8 FATALITIES, AND
23 CRASHES INVOLVING BICYCLISTS RESULTING IN ZERO FATALITIES

Whether you’re traveling by car, bike, bus or foot, remain alert and avoid distractions, including mobile phones, headphones and other devices.

DRIVERS

Attention! Crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are on the rise! Henrico Police urges you to watch your step. Always remain alert and avoid distractions, including phones and headphones. Use sidewalks and crosswalks and walk against traffic if there are no sidewalks. At night, wear bright or reflective clothing, walk in well-lit areas, or turn on your phone’s flashlight. If you’re cycling, follow the rules of the road, wear a helmet, and avoid sudden movements.
  • Stay alert and obey all traffic laws
  • Slow down around pedestrians and bicyclists, including at crosswalks and in areas where parked cars may obstruct views
  • Leave at least 3 feet of space to the left of bicyclists when passing or overtaking them

WALKERS & RUNNERS

  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks where they are available
  • Walk or run facing traffic if sidewalks are not available
  • Assume drivers can’t see you, especially at night
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing and walk in well-lit areas away from parked cars and other obstacles

BICYCLISTS

  • Follow the rules of the road as if you were a motorist, as required by Virginia law
  • Wear a helmet and bright or reflective clothing
  • Be predictable, use proper hand signals and avoid sudden movements
  • Use front and rear lights at night, as required by Virginia law
Henrico is committed to providing an efficient and safe transportation network for residents and the traveling public. The Department of Public Works has an active program to construct sidewalks along county-maintained roads. Additionally, the regional public transit system, GRTC, can be accessed throughout Henrico County.

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In partnership with Henrico County, Henrico County Police Division, and Henrico County Division of Fire.

Watch Your Step is a partnership between Henrico County General Government, Henrico Fire and Henrico Police.

Contact Us

Police

7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23294

Emergency
911
Police Non-Emergency
(804) 501-5000
General Information
(804) 501-4800

police@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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