Walk Safely in Southern California’s Cities
If you live in southern California, you know that walking is a great way to avoid traffic. Plus, the weather is pretty much perfect for a stroll all year long. However, you want to be sure that you remain safe when you walk, and that can be tough with drivers being more distracted than ever before. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe.
- Don’t be distracted – We mentioned drivers being distracted, but we notice it with pedestrians as well. If you are glued to your mobile device while walking, it can be easy to step into the street at just the wrong moment or even to catch your foot on a damaged piece of the sidewalk.
- Always use the crosswalk – Depending on your location, there may not always be a crosswalk available, but if there is, use it. The fact is that drivers are more cognizant of walkers when there is a crosswalk. Plus, if you are injured by a vehicle in the crosswalk, you have a much better case for receiving compensation from the insurance company.
- Look both ways – This should go without saying. Your parents have probably said it to you since you are a child. However, it bears repeating. Look both ways any time you cross the road (even if the road is supposed to be a one way).
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