National White Cane Day

Event Category: Bicycle
Event Date: 10/15/2019 8:00 AM - 10/15/2019 9:00 AM
Location: , , Florida


White Cane Safety should be practiced every day, but today our goal is to promote public education how our visually impaired population live and work independently while giving back to their communities. 

It is important to remind everyone that at times, crossing a street safely can be a feat in itself. For everyone. Sight or no sight. 

  • What can we do to ensure the safety and mobility of those who are visually impaired? 
  • We can raise awareness of the white cane law, as we are doing today. 
  • We can remember to come to a complete stop before turning right on red. And to look to the right for pedestrians in the crosswalk or at the corner waiting to cross, not just to the left for oncoming traffic. 
  • We can remember that a person using a white cane or guide dog ALWAYS has the right of way.

We can remember to stop in advance of the stop bar, not in the crosswalk. Stopping inside the crosswalk may put visually impaired or any other pedestrian at greater risk by having to navigate around your vehicle.

Please make a commitment today to slow down and watch for all pedestrians, especially those with visual impairments.  

Remember, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow, Because Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident!