We all share responsibility. See Me AZ as you drive. as you ride. as you walk.
Bicycle and pedestrian crashes continue to claim more than 165 lives each year in the Maricopa region and pedestrian-involved crashes have steadily risen with increases in both injuries and fatalities.
Pedestrian fatalities increased 110% over a 10-year period (2013-2022)
Crashes have taken the lives of nearly 22 bicycle riders each year on average during the same period
In 2022, almost one-third of all traffic fatalities in the MAG region involved PEOPLE walking or riding a bicycle
Research finds that most bicycle and pedestrian crashes happen when drivers, cyclists and pedestrians fail to see one another. “See Me AZ” seeks to raise awareness of pedestrian and motorist laws and change the behaviors that lead to pedestrian and cyclist crashes and fatalities. When we work together, we can accomplish great things! Simple actions such as avoiding distractions such as texting, recognizing people walking are harder to see at night, and wearing a helmet while riding a bike can all prevent tragedy. Simple actions like avoiding distractions (the phone can wait!), remembering that people walking are harder to see at night (people walking can wear bright clothes, too!), and wearing a helmet while riding a bike (your brain is your best asset!) can all prevent tragedy. So please: Be aware, be seen, be safe.
Keep scrolling for more information about this program, video testimonials, safety tips, and relevant crash data visualizations. If you work for a local agency or organization that would like to share program materials or partner with us, be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
The safety of everyone on our roads is critically important. We know that traffic crashes involving pedestrian deaths are a growing public health concern and that we need to quickly figure out the root causes, as we all share the responsibility when it comes to road safety."
—Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, past chair of the MAG Regional Council