Look left, look right, then look left again. When you were learning about crossing the street safely, this is one of the things that you heard over and over again. But, there is more to crossing the street than just looking both ways.
We’re going to provide you with some more safety tips that will keep you, family, friends, and children safe whenever you need to cross the street. Don’t stop reading now; you’re going to want to know all these safety tips before it’s time to take the next step.
1. Use the Crosswalk
One of the reasons you’re going to want to use the crosswalk is because it’s designed to make crossing the street safe for pedestrians. If you don’t take the time to cross the street, you could find yourself in a position that you don’t want to be like the young man in this article.
When you get to the crosswalk, there’s a pole with a yellow box with a button on it. When you make it to the box, push the button and then look straight across at the other box on the other side of the street. While you’re waiting to walk across, the other sign will show red, meaning do not cross.
And when it’s time for you to go across, the sign will change to green, letting you know that you can cross the street safely.
2. Don’t Walk Between Parked Cars
The first reason you’re not going to want to walk between parked cars when crossing the street is that you can’t see oncoming traffic, and they can’t see you. All someone who’s driving a car will see is the parked car, and then things can go south if you strep out from behind a car without warning.
It’s best to cross the street at a point where you can see any oncoming traffic, and they can see you.
3. Wear Reflective Gear
If you live in an area where you’ve got to travel at night, you need to ensure that you carry a flashlight with you. It’s also beneficial for you to wear clothing and other gear that’s reflective.
This is because it will help make you more visible to drivers that otherwise may not see you. When their car’s headlights hit your clothing, it will reflect the reflectors and let them know that they need to stop because someone is in front of them.
Crossing the Street Safely: Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light, Go
When crossing the street safely, consider all the safety tips provided above. Always cross the street at a crosswalk so that you will know when it’s time to walk or when you need to stop. Remember that you don’t need to ever step out from behind a parked car because you could get hit.
We hope you learned a lot from our street safety guide, and if you’re looking for more informational reads, don’t hesitate to scroll through our other blog posts.