Safety_For Pedestrians, Cyclists, & Drivers-experienced_personal injury attorneyBeing on the road can be dangerous in any capacity. How safe are you when you’re traveling on the road?

Whether you are riding a bike, crossing the road, or driving your vehicle, sometimes the amount of focus and effort you put into being safe can really pay off.

However, keep in mind that just because you are obeying all traffic signs and signals and being safe does not mean that other people will be. If you’re on a bike, someone in a truck may not see you– even if you are riding safely within the parameters of a designated bicycle lane.

Today we are discussing how you can be safe while on the road. Whether you’re navigating via wheels or walking on foot, there are ways to be your safest and most conscientious so that you are looking out for not only yourself but others too.  If this sounds interesting to you, read on and find out more. It never hurts to be safe, right?

The worst accidents can often be the ones that people never see coming. It’s why it’s so important to be as safe and aware as you can be at all moments when operating machinery or walking or riding nearby or alongside traffic.

Check out these tips for being safe by scrolling down.

Top Tips

  • Never assume that a vehicle is going to see you.
  • Bike in the bike lane. Hold out a hand to signal turns.
  • Wear a helmet and protective gear when biking, skating, and more.
  • Be aware that vehicles may not see you at twilight or night time, so wear reflective gear when running, walking, biking and more on the sidewalk or the side of the road.
  • Look both ways at crosswalks. Be sure that all vehicles have stopped. Do not trust that they will see you.
  • Use your turn signal when driving.
  • Activate flashing light signal by pressing a button when using a crosswalk if it is available to you.
  • As a driver, be mindful that there may be pedestrians crossing in busy urban or city centers.
  • Be cautious when wearing headphones; do not have the volume up too high. Do not wear headphones when operating a motor vehicle.
  • Remember that cars do lose control and a medical event or intoxication event can happen, meaning that vehicles veer towards sidewalks, buildings, and places that they generally should not be.
  • Obey traffic signals and never run red lights.
  • Wear sunglasses or a hat to block out any glare so you can see clearly at all times.
  • Be sure that your prescription is up to date.
  • Have lights on a bike at night and make sure all lights are functioning in a motor vehicle.

No matter if you are walking on the sidewalk, biking, rollerblading, driving, or doing any other type of movement, you’ve got to be safe. This means being visible to others and making your intentions of where you are going known. If you pay 100% attention and aren’t spacing out, you should be okay and in a good spot to avoid any potential accidents that might occur.

If you are the victim of personal injury as a result of negligence, contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas and get a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.