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6 safety tips for Chicago pedestrians

With the brutal winters of northern Illinois, many Chicago residents take advantage of warm spring and summer weather to walk outside. As the snow melts, the fresh air clears away the winter blues. But when more people start sharing the road with cars, dangers can increase for pedestrians.

Whether you walk miles every day or just across the street from the parking ramp to your workplace, you are a pedestrian. And in an accident between you and a vehicle, you could end up with severe injuries. Here are a few pedestrian safety tips recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Keep yourself visible. Make sure drivers can see you before you enter a crosswalk.
  • Obey any traffic lights. While waiting can seem like a hassle, these signals are meant to protect you.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road as far over as possible.
  • Try to cross the road only at intersections or in crosswalks.
  • Watch for vehicle blind spots. Drivers backing out of driveways or coming out of ramps may have limited visibility.
  • Don't walk distracted. Stay off your phone, especially in a crosswalk or on the road.

Pedestrian safety doesn't prevent bad drivers

Unfortunately, you may not always be able to avoid negligent drivers. With vehicles being much larger and heavier, you can suffer lifelong consequences from an accident. You may need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to cover the cost of your medical care or living expenses.

As the weather gets warmer, you will join more and more pedestrians on the city streets. Staying safe on Chicago roads may help you avoid serious injuries.

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