Pedestrians Should Be Extra Vigilant During Dark Winter Months

by Carmen Dellutri on December 6, 2012

Florida car accident attorneyYour risk of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increase 1100% after dark. Therefore, as Naples injury attorneys, we are urging pedestrians to be extra vigilant as we go through some of the darkest months of the year.

November and December have the shortest days of the year. As a result, many more cars, bicyclists, and pedestrian are on the road after dark. Not surprisingly, the number of accidents generally also spikes during this time of year.

With this in mind, we would like to share several pedestrian safety tips

  • Wear bright or reflective clothing or shoes when walking at night. Avoid dark clothes; drivers can't avoid what they can't see.
  • Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
  • Don't wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing the street.
  • Watch out for motorists’ blind spots.
  • Remain alert! Don't assume that cars are going to stop.
  • Be aware of vehicles around you. Make eye contact with motorists before crossing paths.
  • Use crosswalks and sidewalks whenever possible.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.

Source: ODOT

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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