Spring has sprung and with the appearance of good weather comes
an increase in foot and bicycle traffic along roadways. Here are a
few tips to help you navigate safely and avoid being injured.
As a pedestrian:
Cross at marked crosswalks or traffic lights, not in the middle
of the block or between parked cars. Nobody wants to be hit by a
car while crossing the street;
Make eye contact and be sure drivers see you before you cross
Cross the street once traffic has come to a complete stop;
Watch for vehicles turning at intersections or entering and
Wear bright or light-coloured clothing or reflective strips,
when walking in dusk or darkness.
As a cyclist:
A bike is smaller, slower, lighter and has less protection than
a car but it is still a vehicle;
A cyclist needs enough space to avoid being hit by cars;
If drivers SEE you riding your bike, then they can avoid
If drivers can PREDICT what you are going to do next, then they
can avoid hitting you.
As a motorist:
Be patient, especially with older pedestrians who need more
time to cross the road;
Always look for pedestrians, especially when turning;
Remember, stay alert and slow down on residential streets and
through school zones. Breaking the law can be costly. Fines for
driving infractions are double in Community Safety Zones near
schools and public areas.
No matter how hard we try to follow these safety tips and be
safe, accidents can still happen. If you or someone you care for is
injured in a car accident, please make sure to speak to an injury
lawyer who can help you understand your rights and get the help
that you need to recover from your injuries.
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