Motorist Safety

Streetcars operate in the same travel lanes as other vehicles. Have you noticed that along Benning Road the streetcar tracks are in the left lane and along H Street the tracks are in the right lane? Motorists, use caution as you share the road with streetcars, pedestrians and other vehicles.

  • Do not double-park on the tracks. Streetcars cannot go around double-parked vehicles
  • Park your entire vehicle, including side mirrors, within the solid white line.
  • Follow the streetcar at a safe distance and be prepared to stop.
  • Streetcars are not able to stop as quickly as cars — slow down and use turn signals before making a left or right turn.
  • Check for an approaching streetcar before opening your vehicle doors.
  • Do not make a turn from the adjacent lane or center lane in front of the streetcar
  • U-turns are not allowed on the Hopscotch Bridge.
  • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.