Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Even if you are not driving, you need to monitor your habits to stay safe on any road or walkway. The populations most at risk are older adults and children, followed by alcohol-impaired pedestrians.
The CDC makes these recommendations for preventing pedestrian injuries related to vehicle crashes:
- Make yourself visible, especially at night. Carry flashlights or wear reflective clothes.
- Use designated crosswalks and follow signals for safe crossing times.
- Use sidewalks or paths. If you must walk on the road, use the shoulder and walk facing traffic.
And finally, look up from your phone or mobile device while walking.