Tips for Preventing Pedestrian Accidents
Many people choose to walk for exercise in the early mornings or late in the evenings. Especially during these low light hours, it is important for walkers to follow recommended safety precautions. Sadly, when either drivers or pedestrians are not on alert, serious accidents can occur.
Preventing Pedestrian Accidents
According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 4,400 pedestrians are killed and 69,000 are injured each year, with the majority of these accidents occurring at night or away from intersections. To reduce the risk of being injured in an accident, pedestrians should keep the following safety advice in mind:
- Wear bright, reflective clothing and carry a flashlight while walking at night or during low-light hours.
- Use sidewalks when they are available. If not, choose a route that has limited traffic, such as through a residential area, and stay close to the side of the road.
- Cross the road only at designated intersections and crosswalks. Make sure a driver sees you and comes to a stop before proceeding to cross the road.
By keeping these tips in mind, pedestrians can help become more visible to motorists and reduce their risk of accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, the Sheboygan pedestrian accident attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you pursue legal action against the person or party responsible for your injury. To speak with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer about your rights, contact our offices at 800-242-2874.