Look + Listen be safe

Make Safe Choices When Near the Streetcar.

DDOT’s number one priority is to keep DC Streetcar safe for everyone. Whether you are driving, walking or cycling, we want to ensure that your interaction with DC Streetcar is a safe and positive experience.

Safety Tips




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Safety Is Our Priority

DC Streetcar vehicles began carrying passengers on the H/Benning line on February 27, 2016. As motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists share the road with DC Streetcar and our passengers, we encourage everyone to be familiar with our simple safety tips designed to keep you safe.
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Educator Toolkit

Lesson plans designed for grades K-12, assist teachers, youth group leaders and parents teach students how to make safe decisions when interacting with DC Streetcar. View the educator toolkit.

Safety Videos

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DC Streetcar Safety Video

It has been 50 years since streetcars ran on DC’s streets. This safety video introduces the system to users and offers tips and reminders on staying safe.

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Motorist Safety Video

Our operators offer tips on sharing the road as a motorist.

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Bicycle Safety Video

DDOT discusses safe cycling in the streetcar corridor.

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Pedestrian Signals and Crosswalks are Important!

DDOT explains the importance of following pedestrian signals, especially at intersections where streetcars follow their own signals.