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Heads Up Crosswalk Safety

Test your crosswalk safety knowledge! 

Know your crosswalk safety laws 

  • Drivers must stop and wait for pedestrians and bicyclists to finish crossing the crosswalk, or receive a $125 fine and four points added to their driving record. 
  • Bicyclists must travel through a crosswalk at 8 miles per hour or less, or receive a $50 fine. 
  • Pedestrians must push the button to activate the flashing yellow lights at crosswalks before crossing, or receive a $50 fine.

Heads Up


Thousands of students arrive in Boulder in late August. That means there are many more people walking, bicycling and using crosswalks. Boulder’s Safe Streets Report shows that crosswalks are the most common locations for collisions between vehicles and bicyclists or pedestrians. To help keep our community safe, the city and police conduct "Heads Up" education and enforcement efforts at intersections and crosswalks near the CU Boulder campus that have high collision rates. 

Heads Up was launched in 2012. The program is funded by the city of Boulder and by a Traffic Safety Grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and is implemented through collaboration with Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) and CU Boulder.