Weekly Comegetchu Tip 49

Make certain that as a pedestrian you utilise pedestrian crossings and traffic lights while crossing the road as much as possible to reduce the risk of an accident. Before crossing the road, you need to think about whether an approaching motorist can see you.

Vital Safety tips for pedestrians –

  • Before crossing the road – stop, look, listen and think
  • Never assume that an approaching vehicle will stop for you
  • Avoid crossing between stationary cars or in front of buses
  • Wear light or bright coloured clothing at night or in reduced visibility conditions
  • Children up to eight years old should hold an adult’s hand on the footpath, in the car park or when crossing the road
  • Children up to ten years old should be supervised in the traffic environment and hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road
  • If you have been drinking alcohol arrange to get a lift, a cab/ taxi or public transport
  • Do not cause a traffic hazard or unreasonably obstruct the path of a road user or another pedestrian
  • Pedestrians must use footpaths and nature strips. Though this is impractical, pedestrians must keep to the side of the road and walk in the direction that faces oncoming traffic.