Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

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Today’s blog focuses on some guidelines for pedestrians using Georgia’s streets:

  • Plan for weather, traffic, location…and the unexpected. Of course, your main priority is being alert for all moving vehicles.
  • Limit distractions. Don’t use headphones or cell phones which compromise your sense of hearing. Someday, you may act to save your life because you hear something you don’t see.
  • Use sidewalks. Even runners should use the sidewalk whenever possible.
  • Enter the roadway with utmost care. Before crossing the street, look left, right and then left again. Repeat if necessary.
  • Make yourself visible. Awareness of the fields of vision of other motorists, cyclists, and even pedestrians is important. Never assume that another party sees you. Wear bright clothing day or night. The latter without fail.
  • Don’t assume. Never assume what another motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian will do. Never assume what another motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian will observe the laws of the road. Especially when it comes to stopping at a red light or stop sign.
  • Children should never walk alone on roadways and always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Safety in numbers. Pedestrians should walk in groups In isolated, unsafe, or poorly-lit neighborhoods.
  • Location. The left side of the road facing traffic if no sidewalk is available should be used, always yielding to vehicles.

Gadgets can’t provide total protection for Georgia pedestrians from negligent motorists. Your eyes and ears are better than any application or other electronic devices when it comes to ensuring pedestrian safety.

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