15 Important Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian safety tips are for everyone who walks on foot while on the road/street as they are exposed to certain forms of risk.

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to transportation, but at one time or another everyone is a pedestrian.

Pedestrian Safety Tips

  1. Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  2. Cross the street in a well-lit area at night.
  3. Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  4. Stay sober; walking when drunk increases your chance of being struck.
  5. Don’t assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don’t just look at the vehicle.
  6. Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
  7. Don’t wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.
  8. Never dart or dash out into the street.
  9. At night, wear light-colored clothes and if possible with reflective stripes.
  10. Do not play in the street
  11. Know and follow all traffic rules, signs, and signals. You need to be aware of the rules vehicles around you must follow to properly anticipate what drivers will do.
  12. Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If a crosswalk is unavailable, be sure to find the most well-lit spot on the road to cross and wait for a long enough gap in traffic to make it safely across the street.
  13. Avoid walking along highways or other roadways where pedestrians are prohibited.
  14. Children under 10 need to cross the street with an adult.
  15. Pedestrians should be especially careful at intersections, etc.

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To stay safe, never neglect these safety tips anytime you are walking on foot along the road/street.

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