Tips for Safely Walking Around San Diego
The weather in San Diego is perfect for pedestrians, but sometimes conditions can be dangerous due to drivers who are distracted or in a hurry. That’s why we wanted to give walkers a few tips for navigating the streets of San Diego safely.
- Use the crosswalk – Drivers won’t expect to see a pedestrian pop out from in between two parked cars. Also, J-walking is illegal, and you could get hit with a fine.
- Look both ways – Mom and dad were right. Always look both ways before crossing the street. This is true even when you have the walk signal in your favor. A distracted driver could easily speed through the intersection despite the light being red.
- Always walk sober – It can be just as dangerous (for you) to walk home under the influence as driving home. Make sure you have a designated driver or call a reputable service to pick you up.
- Avoid distracted walking – Walking while on your phone can be just as dangerous to you as using it while driving. There may not be a law against looking at your phone while crossing the road, but if you step in front of a car, the fact that you weren’t breaking the law won’t save your life.
San Diego’s Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, you want the help of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Petrov Law Firm. Insurance companies try to make it look like the pedestrian shares blame, so they don’t have to pay out as much. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 619-344-0360 to learn more.