DENVER - Volunteers in yellow shirts will be out in Denver Wednesday morning to educate residents on pedestrian safety.

This is part of the Heads Up Campaign with the City of Denver and Denver Police.

The volunteers will be handing out cards with safety tips on them and also handing out goodies.

"Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable users of our transportation system. Drivers and bicyclists need to look out for them and pedestrians should put away their electronic devices and keep their 'Heads Up,' especially when crossing a street," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a news release.

The volunteers will be at two Denver intersections Wednesday morning including 16th and Wynkoop streets and Colfax Avenue and Broadway.

Some of the tips they will be telling pedestrians include:

  • Always cross the street at an intersection.
  • Obey the walk/don't walk pedestrian signals.
  • Use the "push to walk" button where available.
  • Look both ways before entering the roadway to cross the street.
  • Don't be a distracted pedestrian. Put away your electronic devices and stay alert. Don't wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing the street.

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