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ICBC Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian walking in the rainIt is that time of year when dark, rainy days make visibility more difficult. Night time driving is even worse. The change of weather with reduced visibility can lead to more pedestrian accidents and police in the Lower Mainland are currently on the lookout for jay walkers and drivers carelessly turning through intersections.

According to ICBC:

Pedestrian Tips

  •  Always focus your full attention on what’s happening
    on the roadway so you can see, hear and respond
  • Removing your headphones, and putting away your cellphone
    (or other gadgets) can make a difference
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Always be cautious and pay attention to traffic. Drivers may not always stop or obey traffic signals
  • Use designated crossing points and follow pedestrian traffic signs and signals
  • Before stepping off the curb, look left and right. Then look left again for vehicles that may be turning onto the roadway from beside or behind you
  • Wear bright or light-coloured clothing
  • Where there are no sidewalks, always walk on the left side of the road facing traffic

Driver tips

  • Always yield to pedestrians at intersections
  • Be alert and scan left and right for pedestrians when you approach any intersection
  • If a vehicle is stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding for a pedestrian, so be prepared to stop
  • Be aware of pedestrians who seem unsure or who may not be paying attention. They might dart out or wander onto the roadway
  • Always watch for pedestrians when you’re backing up.

 

For more information see http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Documents/pedestrian-children.pdf

Daryl Brown

Daryl Brown

Personal Injury Lawyer at MotorcycleLawyer.ca
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