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Safety Tips For Pedestrians Worth Considering

September 19, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Safety Tips For Pedestrians Worth Considering

Being a pedestrian can be a dangerous proposition for those traveling across the street or walking across town. Either way, considering a few important safety tips designed to help pedestrians stay safe is worth the time and effort. For example, one simple and easy to implement safety rule is to never cross a street between parked cars. This is a sure way to be struck by a vehicle and become injured.

Look Both Ways When Crossing

Another important consideration with regard to being a pedestrian is taking the initiative to cross a street at marked crosswalk when they are available. Using this important safety feature that is built into many local streets and roads can ensure a far safer pedestrian experience. Even when taking advantage of the safety made available by marked crosswalks it is always a good idea to look both ways when crossing. Equally important is to watch for turning vehicles as when entering into a crosswalk.

Remain Alert At All Times

In addition, when walking on a street or road always take advantage of sidewalks. When no sidewalk is made available it is always best to walk as far away from road traffic as possible while moving along. Regardless of whether or not there is a sidewalk it is always a good idea to walk against oncoming traffic. Along with these important considerations pedestrians should remain alert at all times and never assume that a car can see someone on foot. Try to make eye contact with drivers to let them know that you are aware of their presence and that they are aware of you.

Wearing Reflective Or Bright Clothing

Finally, obeying traffic signals such as “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” signs is another good way to improve one’s overall level of safety when on foot. Distractions can also create a safety issue for pedestrians. Avoid wearing headphones or using a cell phone when crossing a street or walking near to a busy road. As a side note, wearing reflective or bright clothing is a good way to be seen by vehicles at night as well as during the day. Follow these simple safety tips to ensure a safer journey when walking on streets, roads and crosswalks. Contact Hastings and Hastings for Phoenix personal injury legal services today.