You may have heard in driving school that pedestrians always have the right of way! While this may be true, it is still the pedestrian’s responsibility to be cautious and aware at all times. Below we have come up with three tips to help with pedestrian safety.
- Be Visible
It is important to wear light and reflective clothing at all times during the day to help you stand out to other drivers on the road. When planning your route, it is best to walk in well-lit areas to ensure other drivers can see you on the sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Be Cautious
Staying alert is a must as a pedestrian. It is vital to not use a smartphone or other electronic devices while walking to ensure you see everything around you. Also, it is best to not listen to music because our ears can be a great tool to help us be aware of our surroundings.
- Follow the Rule of the Road
As a pedestrian, it is our responsibility to understand traffic laws, signs and signals. It is important to only cross the street using crosswalks and utilizing sidewalks for safety purposes. A good rule of thumb to remember as a pedestrian is to never assume a driver will give you the right away.
If you are ever hurt in a pedestrian accident, look to Staskus Law Firm for an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in San Jose, CA. Contact us at (844) 286-5241 to schedule a free consultation.