Tips for Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

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As a pedestrian, it’s important to take steps to stay safe on the roads and avoid accidents. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe as a pedestrian:

  1. Stay alert: Pay attention to your surroundings and avoid distractions, such as texting or listening to music with headphones.
  2. Follow traffic laws: Always use crosswalks and obey traffic signals when crossing the street.
  3. Make yourself visible: Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially at night or in low-light conditions.
  4. Stay sober: Alcohol and drugs can impair your judgment and reaction time, making it more difficult to stay safe as a pedestrian.
  5. Stay on designated paths: Use sidewalks, crosswalks, and other designated paths when possible. If you must walk on the road, walk facing traffic so you can see oncoming vehicles.
  6. Avoid walking in hazardous areas: Try to avoid walking in areas with high traffic or poor visibility. If you must walk in these areas, take extra precautions to stay safe.
  7. Stay aware of your surroundings: Look both ways before crossing the street, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

By following these tips, you can help reduce your risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. Remember to always be vigilant and stay alert to keep yourself safe on the roads.

If you are injured in a pedestrian and or bicycle  accident in Charlotte, North Carolina, Hickory, North Carolina, Rock Hill, South Carolina, or Fort Mill, South Carolina, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you to understand your rights and options, and can represent you in court to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. Call us 24/7 at (866) BURTS-LAW.