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What activities should I avoid as a pedestrian?

Pedestrians are everywhere. They are in large cities, small towns and everywhere in between. Pedestrians are part of the traffic flow since they cross at marked intersections. Some might cross illegally, which is known as jaywalking. If you are a pedestrian it's important for you to know what activities you should avoid so you are not involved in an accident.

Pedestrians should never walk while using a mobile phone or a tablet. The worst thing you can do is focus on a digital screen and not what is happening around you. Not only could you wind up walking out into the street in front of a passing car, you could also set yourself up for an assault by not paying attention.

You should never cross against a traffic light. The safest way to cross the street is to do so at a light-controlled intersection. Just because there are no cars coming doesn't mean you should enter the street. It's best to wait for the green light and the walk signal to activate before crossing.

Try to avoid crossing the street where your view of oncoming traffic is blocked. If this is the case you might want to walk a block or two further before crossing. The extra steps will go a long way if it prevents you from being involved in an accident with a car or truck.

Pedestrian safety is an important part of everyday life whether you are behind the wheel or are the pedestrian. You don't want to find yourself in an auto-pedestrian accident. These can be incredibly tragic and lead to serious injuries and even death.

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