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Pedestrian safety: These tips could save your life

A walk along the road is quite different from a walk in the great outdoors. That's because pedestrians have to keep their eyes open for oncoming cars to avoid getting hit. Two hundred years ago, pedestrian safety wasn't as big of an issue because nearly everyone was a pedestrian unless they were riding on a horse or a horse-driven vehicle. And even then, it was much easier for a pedestrian to jump out of the way and prevent getting struck.

These days, pedestrian safety is an important matter that requires everyone's attention. Pedestrians need to stay attentive and take specific precautions to prevent a serious injury. What follows are some of the most vital safety practices that every pedestrian should employ in Cypress, California:

  • Always use a sidewalk when one is available. If no sidewalk is available, walk as far away from the left side of the road as possible.
  • Always put as much distance between yourself and oncoming cars as possible.
  • Always walk in the direction of oncoming vehicles.
  • Wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight when you're walking in the evening, twilight or dusk hours.
  • Always cross the road at an intersection or a designated crossing zone, never in the middle of the roadway.
  • Don't use electronic devices while walking near traffic and never using headphones.

Not only must pedestrians take care to avoid an injury in a car accident, but motorists must also be attentive to prevent striking a pedestrian. If a distracted, negligent or unlawful motorist hurt you while you were walking, the at-fault motorist could be financially liable to pay for the damages caused by the incident.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety," accessed March 29, 2018

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