Walking, jogging and running are great forms of transportation and exercise.
However, pedestrians are at risk of traffic accidents.
To stay safe while traveling on foot, keep these tips in mind…
Stick to sidewalks when they’re available. Otherwise, face traffic and distance yourself from cars.
Be alert and aware of your surroundings. Avoid using devices that distract you from the road.
Cross streets at designated crosswalks or intersections, and look both ways before proceeding.
Make yourself visible with bright clothing during the day and reflective materials or a flashlight at night.
Never assume drivers can see you. Make eye contact when possible.
With these tips, you’ll be a safer pedestrian.