Enforcements2015Chicago’s traffic-safety events program involves joint education with the Chicago Police Department and the SAFE Ambassadors, targeting behaviors dangerous to people walking, biking or driving.

Together with police officers, the SAFE Ambassadors educate over 25,000 Chicagoans per year on how to safely share the road. The focus of these events is education instead of citations, so violators mostly receive warnings.

All street users are informed about laws that protect the safety of people who walk and bike, as well as the importance of upholding those laws. Information distributed covers distracted driving, failure to yield to people walking and biking at controlled intersections, illegal riding on the sidewalk and the danger of riding against traffic, among other behaviors.

The SAFE Ambassadors also have partnered with police to distribute thousands of bicycle lights per year to cyclists riding unlawfully with no headlight.

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