Safely Share the Road with Non-Motorists
Sharing the road with bicycles, trucks, motorcycles, and buses seems reasonable because they are other vehicles. Drivers tend to think of roads for vehicles only, but pedestrians are out there, too. Think about the joggers out on the roads, kids walking to school, pedestrians are everywhere. To avoid accidents and injury, check out these tips.
Slow down for crosswalks.
Crosswalks, particularly in big metro areas, don’t always command respect from drivers. This is all wrong because crosswalks aren’t just for those walking, jogging, and rollerblading. They’re also for you – the driver. Crosswalks protect you by designating a safe area for pedestrians to cross, which significantly cuts down on jaywalking and unexpected pedestrian crossing. Slow down when you approach a crosswalk and always give pedestrians the right of way.
Practice driveway safety.
Backing out of your driveway is one of those simple things you do every day without really thinking about it – which is exactly what makes it dangerous. Take your time when backing out of your driveway. You should check the mirrors first but not rely solely on them. Always check over your shoulder and let pedestrians cross when necessary.
Don’t drive distracted.
It’s well known that distracted driving puts pedestrians at greater risk. Simply put: Don’t text and drive! Put your phone well out of reach if you feel tempted to check your messages or scroll through social media. Additionally, don’t fiddle with the radio while driving or get distracted by daydreaming. Keep your attention on the road at all times.
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