SafeAcross is a pedestrian safety initiative that pairs specialty signage with playful educational messages to train drivers to recognize crosswalks and yield for pedestrians. The various elements of SafeAcross aim to normalize courteous behavior and promote pedestrian-friendly communities.

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How can you help everyone travel SafeAcross?

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I want to learn more about Pedestrian Safety.

Education is key! Learn driver and pedestrian safety tips and find other resources to help educate your classroom, civic group or workplace.
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I’m working on a local SafeAcross safety campaign.

Check out our Resources section for ideas and materials to use to increase safety in your community. Host communities can login for additional in-depth program materials and guidance.

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I want to become a SafeAcross host community.

Launching a SafeAcross campaign in your area takes planning and coordination with local transportation and safety professionals. Learn more about the process and complete an application form to get started!

How It Started

yellow tilted heart with pedestrian walker in it and text: s g f yieldsMr. Walker and the SafeAcross program were born in Springfield, Missouri, as SGF Yields, a city-wide program launched with support from the Missouri Department of Transportation to help combat a growing number of pedestrian-involved crashes on Springfield streets. Since 2017, driver compliance in Springfield has risen from 25% to 50%.

How It's Going

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As other communities began to take interest in the impact of SGF Yields, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) funded the expansion of the program for others to use. The SafeAcross “toolkit” is now available for host communities throughout the region and beyond to launch their own local programs.