Motorist Safety

Drivers Stay Alert! Along the H/Benning corridor, streetcars operate in the same travel lanes as other vehicles — in the left lane on Benning Road and in the right lane on H Street. Motorists should use caution while sharing the road with streetcars, pedestrians, cyclists 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.