During summer, the roads are more congested as people head to shopping malls and go on vacations. Furthermore, younger and inexperienced drivers who are on summer break put driver and pedestrians at greater risk for a crash. As a pedestrian, there are several steps you can take to increase your safety on the road.
You Need To:
- Make Yourself More Visible
As a pedestrian, you are less visible to drivers and others on the road. It is important to walk in areas of good visibility, such as places that are well-lit by streetlights, and to wear bright colored clothing. It is also a good idea to make eye contact with nearby drivers before crossing the street. By staying in the light and increasing your visibility, you can help avoid a collision.
- Avoid Distractions
It is also important to pay attention to your surroundings. Distracted walking is just as dangerous as distracted driving. If you are crossing the street while looking down at your phone, you may not notice that a car has pulled into the crosswalk, or that the light has turned red. In order to increase your safety as a pedestrian, you need to pay attention and avoid distractions at all times.
- Obey All Traffic Laws
Just as drivers must abide by federal and state traffic laws, pedestrians must also obey these regulations. This means you need to stay on the sidewalk, avoid jaywalking and cross the street only in designated areas when the light is green. This can increase your safety and help you avoid an accident.
Diligent Representation for Pedestrian Accident Victims in Miami
Paying attention to where you are going, obeying traffic laws, and making yourself more visible can increase your safety as a pedestrian. However, you cannot control the actions of others. If you or a loved one have been injured by someone else’s negligence, The Morgan Law Group will provide tenacious legal services. Our Miami personal injury attorneys will guide you through the legal process as you seek justice from those responsible.