Road Safety Tips for Pedestrians

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Pedestrians should always take precautionary measures when using the road. Being aware and alert of your surroundings helps avoid pedestrian road accidents. Here are some useful tips for pedestrians.

  • Always use pedestrian crossings
  • Never assume that an approaching vehicle can see you, or will stop for you – wait until all vehicles have stopped before you cross
  • At intersections, check for turning vehicles before you leave the kerb, and while you are crossing the road
  • Avoid crossing between parked cars or at the front or back of buses
  • Wear bright, light coloured clothing at night or in reduced visibility conditions
  • Avoid using a mobile phone or portable media player (so you can hear vehicles and concentrate on crossing the road)
  • At traffic lights, make sure that vehicles stop before you start to cross, and don’t enter the road if vehicles are moving through the crossing

Source: Centre for Road Safety – Tips for Pedestrians

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