Walking around the city is environmentally better than driver around in
your gas guzzling car, and great a way to get some exercise and fresh
air. Although there are many benefits for those who choose to travel by
foot, there are also dangers that you must be aware of.
Whether you’re walking on the sidewalk, crosswalk, or waiting for
a bus along the road, you must always take into consideration the dangers
that vehicles on the road pose. Here are a couple of safety tips to keep
in mind next time you’re out and about.
- Try to walk on the sidewalk facing traffic. That way you can see the oncoming
cars and move out of the way, if necessary.
- If you’re crossing the road make sure to pay attention to both sides
of the street and all your surroundings. Take out your headphones and
get off the phone, so you can be aware of any speeding cars or unexpected
vehicles coming around the corner.
- Never walk directly on the street, especially at night. Although this may
sound obvious, walking on the street can be deadly especially if a car
can’t see you or a vehicle unexpectedly swerves.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing at night. Even if you’re walking
on the sidewalk or a designated lane for bikers or pedestrians, it’s
always better if you are visible to the cars around you. There are reflective
clothing options designed specifically for runners such as belts, jackets,
bracelets, vests and shoes to keep you visible to any vehicles whereever
you decide to run.
Be safe this holiday season and take precautions while you’re out
walking around. The last thing you need is an unexpected injury to ruin
your holiday season. If an accident does occur between you and a negligent driver,
contact the attorneys at the
Kyle Law Firm. We have free consultations that will allow us to go over every detail
of your case, so we can get you the compensation you deserve!