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Pedestrian accidents: Safety tips for drivers and pedestrians

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Fortunately, there are safety tips for commuters available that will make your drive (or walk) less dangerous. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination safely.

Drive safer with these 3 safety tips

To start with, drivers can be safer on the roads by obeying the traffic laws, maintaining their vehicles and potentially shifting when they drive.

For example, by obeying the traffic laws, there is a lower risk of hitting someone or something. Making sure that a vehicle’s brakes work effectively also reduces the chance of rear-end collisions or being unable to stop when a hazard is up ahead.

Finally, changing when they drive can help some drivers avoid collisions. Driving when the roads are less congested will help reduce the likelihood of colliding with others.

Walk safer with these 3 suggestions

Pedestrians can be safer on the roads by making sure to look both ways before crossing the street, using intersections as crossing points and making themselves more visible. These simple steps may help prevent crashes completely.

Pedestrians shouldn’t trust that a WALK signal is accurate or that drivers will stop. They should look both ways and wait for drivers to stop before crossing the street. They should aim to cross in crosswalks or at intersections because these are areas where drivers are expecting to see pedestrians.

Of course, making themselves visible helps, too. Wearing bright colors and traveling in groups are both excellent ways to become more visible to drivers.

Take care of yourself and others by being safe on the roads

It is important for you to be as cautious as possible when you’re on the roads. Being careful to obey traffic laws and to take steps to watch out for others will help you avoid crashes and avoid injuring others.

If you are hit by someone who isn’t paying attention or are involved in a crash because of a pedestrian walking out in front of you, you may have an opportunity to make a personal injury claim. It’s worth learning more about your legal rights, so you can take steps to get compensated.