The white cane is a tool of independence for many people who are blind or visually impaired.
White Cane Safety Tips for people who are sighted:
Stop your car at least 5ft from a crosswalk. Pedestrians who are blind may use the sound of your engine to locate crosswalk boundaries. If any part of your car is in the crosswalk, a blind person may misjudge the safe area.
Avoid honking at individuals using a white cane. People who are blind have no idea why you are honking.
It is okay to ask if assistance is needed. Ask the blind or visually impaired person permission before trying to assist, unless it is an emergency. If the person asks you to help guide them, offer your arm. They will hold your arm just above your elbow to follow your path.