Heads up!


About the "Heads Up!" Campaign

The “Heads Up!” campaign entails the use of various media strategies to encourage and remind motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists to stay safe on Phoenix streets.


Safety Tips

No matter how you travel on Phoenix's roadways, safety should always come first. People that drive, walk and ride bicycles all share equal responsibility to ensure roadway safety.


  • Always stay alert, DON'T drive distracted
  • Follow posted speed limits and STOP on red
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists; be especially aware and careful to yield when turning
  • Look left, right, and left again before turning onto a new roadway
  • DON'T encroach into crosswalks
  • Ensure at least three feet alongside to safely pass bicyclists

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  • Stay alert and DON'T walk distracted

  • Wear bright, reflective clothing when dark

  • Look left, right, and left again (before you enter the roadway)

  • Make eye contact with drivers

  • Cross the street at designated crosswalks or intersections

  • Stay on the sidewalk (when available)

  • Read and follow all roadway signs


  • Stay bright at night - wear bright clothing and use lights
  • Wear proper protective gear
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Ride with the flow of traffic (when possible)
  • Slow down and check for oncoming traffic before entering any street or intersection
  • Use appropriate hand signals when making turns

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Heads Up! Drive Smart-Walk Smart-Bike Smart Safety Tips

These videos feature safety tips for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.