|Description:||Obeying the rules of the road is paramount in the maintenance of a safe roadway for all involved, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. This includes passive interaction with roadways not only in the United States, but throughout the World, as well. Merely parking an unauthorized vehicle in a designated “Handicapped Parking Only” zone, raises the level of risk for users of a parking lot both as pedestrians, and as motor vehicle operators. Make sure to obey all road signs, and we’ll all have a safer driving experience.|
How can pedestrians help prevent injuries and death from motor vehicle crashes?
- Pedestrians should be especially careful at intersections, where drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.
- Pedestrians should increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro- reflective clothing.
- Whenever possible, pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk. It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.