Our Best Tips to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

Walking the streets of Fort Lauderdale and its congested intersections can be a challenge for pedestrians. With the constant flow of vehicles, the risk of accidents is often high. However, by following the safety tips we’ve prepared, we hope you can significantly reduce the likelihood of being involved in pedestrian accidents.

  • Stay alert and avoid distractions: Avoid distractions such as cellphone use, listening to loud music, using both earphones or engaging in conversations that divert your attention from the road whenever possible.
  • Always use crosswalks to cross the street: Cross the street at crosswalks or designated intersections where drivers stop to let pedestrians pass. Wait for the signal to cross and ensure drivers halt or have seen you before proceeding.
  • Obey traffic signals: Follow traffic signals and pedestrian lights. Cross only when the signal indicates, and wait until the light is green before proceeding.
  • Remember to remain visible at night: Wear bright or reflective clothing to ensure drivers can see you.
  • Walk against traffic: If there are no sidewalks where you’re walking, walk on the side facing traffic to see oncoming vehicles and react in time to avoid accidents.
  • Be extra cautious when crossing at an intersection: Pay attention to turning vehicles when crossing intersections, especially when they are turning. Look for turning signals and ensure the driver has seen you before crossing.
  • Avoid walking on the streets under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Just like driving under the influence of alcohol, walking under the influence of substances can increase the risk of accidents. If you have consumed alcohol, make sure to have a sober companion or alternative transportation to avoid accidents.

By following these simple yet effective tips and being cautious every time you walk the city streets, we are confident that you can contribute to accident prevention and safer streets for all pedestrians. Remember, your safety comes first.