Pedestrian Safety Tips
Safety Tips for Pedestrians from Your Erie Accident Lawyers
It’s summertime and we all want to get outside. Walking provides a great way to do that and to get some exercise. However, each summer there are many accidents involving pedestrians, whether it be on the road, on a sidewalk, or in a bike path. In order to minimize the chance of being involved in a pedestrian accident, your Erie Accident Lawyers have put together a list of pedestrian safety tips.
Walk on a sidewalk or path. Although this is not always possible, if you are able to stay on a sidewalk or path, your chances of being hit by a car, truck, or motorcycle are far lower. If you must walk on the road, stay as far to the left as possible and walk against the flow of traffic.
Only walk during the day. Although there are reflectors and such that you can use to stay visible at night, these are no replacement for old-fashioned daylight.
Walk between your child and the road. This way you will be able to prevent your kid from running into the road.
Be mindful of cars that are backing up or pulling out of a driveway or intersection. These drivers are often thinking more about other vehicles than about pedestrians.
Be predictable. Walk where you would expect people to be walking and use crosswalks. This makes it easier for cars to plan where you will be.
Look both ways before crossing the street. It sounds old and cliche, but being mindful is really the best defense when walking somewhere.
Don’t be in a rush. Leave with plenty of time to get to your destination so that you can take time when crossing the street. Running out into an intersection is very risky, even if you are in a crosswalk.
If you were hurt as a pedestrian and want to speak with a knowledgeable Erie personal injury attorney, call 814-833-7100 / toll free 814-833-7100 to get a free, no-strings attached consultation with a Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. attorney.