As a pedestrian, you are at a major disadvantage when crossing streets, intersections and standing on corners. You are not always visible to drivers; especially for large truck and bus drivers and you don’t stand a chance if a vehicle hits you. Pedestrians need to be careful of all vehicles and never take chances when they are sharing the road with large vehicles, like trucks and buses.
Here are some safety tips that can keep you safe when walking from one destination to another.
Walk on sidewalks and in crosswalks whenever possible. It is important to pay attention to walk signals and keep a safe distance when standing on street corners.
Be careful of the blind spots, or No-Zones, around cars, trucks, and buses when walking near or around them.
Always assume the driver does not know that you are there.
Use caution when crossing intersections and streets. You may think vehicles will stop for you, but they may not see you or even be able to stop.
Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially when walking at night. Dressing to be seen will make it safer for you and drivers.
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