Safety and Education
Look Out Texans – Bike, Walk, Drive Safely. Launched in October 2015, the Look Out Texans campaign encourages North Texans to watch out for one another and offers 21 safety tips to bike, walk and drive safely together. The campaign features photos of real North Texans, helping bring a greater sense of community and respect to our roads. The campaign was developed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments and funded by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Please visit www.LookOutTexans.org to learn all 21 safety tips and learn how we can all look out for one another when bicycling, walking, and driving in North Texas.
Numerous safety resources are available under the panels below.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety – Resources from the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) include Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plans, information on Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities, crash facts, tools to diagnose and solve problems, education and outreach, pedestrians and transit, pedestrian safety in communities, legislation and guidelines, research, webinars, and Hispanic pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Spanish.
AARP & ITE’s Pedestrian Mobility and Safety Audit Guide – This guide is a tool for auditors to be familiarized with technical, administrative, regulatory, social and behavioral issues related to pedestrian safety and mobility at intersections and road segments.
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Publications - The Sustainable Development Program area has put together several handouts and fact sheets for biking and walking safely in our region. These materials can be provided as handouts at educational events and fairs and some can be modified to include your agency logo. Also available are give-away items such as safety lights, bicycle pens, helmet reflectors, etc. For more information, please contact Catherine Richardson.
Pedestrian Safer Journey – This program developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) helps educators, parents and others who care about pedestrian safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. Also available in Spanish.
Bicycle Safer Journey - This program developed by FHWA is the bicycle version of Pedestrian Safer Journey linked above. This program also incorporates three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. Also available in Spanish.
Texas in Motion – BikeTexas and TxDOT Safe Routes to School created Jenny’s Neighborhood, a fun and educational game that teaches basic bicycle safety skills to prepare kids for a safe and active summer.
Be a Roll Model - This campaign through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was developed to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle. Whether you are a motorist or bicyclist, a parent/grandparent, adult, or older youth, ride for transportation or recreation, we can all play a part in being a "Roll Model" to decrease the risks of traffic crashes and preventable injuries and death.
Fitting Your Helmet
Wear a Helmet
Tips for Youth
Tips for Parents
helmets and lights
City of Fort Worth
Bicycle Education Video
Bike Helmet Fit Test Video
Bicycle Commuter's Handbook
Everyone is a Pedestrian! Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers (2013)
Safety and Design Links and Resources
Safety First: Walk & Bike to School
TxDOT Bicycle Safety Page
TxDOT Pedestrian Safety Page
Understanding Safe Lane Position
Watch a Video | League of American Bicyclists
Staff contact: Catherine Richardson