Increase Visibility – Even when drivers are following all traffic laws, accidents can still happen. One common cause of accidents on the road is decreased visibility, which can cause two drivers to crash into one another or cause a driver to accidentally hit a cyclist, pedestrian, or object on the road.
- To aid visibility, drivers should make sure to turn on their headlights in low-visibility situations, such as when they are driving at night or in bad weather.
- Pedestrians, cyclists, and other individuals who are using the road should wear bright and reflective clothing so they can remain visible to drivers.
Any signs or markings on the road should also be visible and in good repair.
How do you walk on slippery roads?
Walking in icy conditions It is important to recognise the risks of slippery surfaces. Here are some helpful hints from winter-safety experts that will reduce the risk of falling when slippery conditions exist:
Along paths, look for darkened or shiny patches and avoid them. These are ice patches and the most likely spot for walkers to slipTry to stay on snow, where you can maintain easy traction. If you need to walk off pathways, along grass or even the fringe of a roadway to avoid icy patches, do so, but be very careful if there is any traffic using the roadwayWalk with short and relatively quick steps along thin, hard snow or ice. Slips happen when you firmly plant your foot on slippery surfaces. Shorter, quicker steps reduces the leverage that enables slipsKeep your weight leaning slightly forward: You would much rather fall forward than backwardKeep your arms out so that, in case you do fall, you can save you face and head from an unpleasant landing.Watch the ground and try to think a few steps ahead. Look ahead for icy patches and try to plan your next steps so you avoid encountering them or minimize the steps you need to take through them.
How can you be safe around pedestrians while driving?
Pedestrian Safety Is a Shared Responsibility Watch for pedestrians at all times and be extra cautious when backing up. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, making eye contact to indicate that you see them. Never pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks. Stay alert – avoid distracted driving.
Why is it safer to walk on the left side of the road?
Watch for Inattentive Drivers – When you are walking on the left side of the road and looking at oncoming drivers, you have the ability to see the driver through the windshield. You can tell if the driver is watching the road. You also can tell if the driver is looking in the backseat or is looking down at a smartphone.