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How to Be Safe While Walking on or Near Busy Roads

When you’re walking on streets with busy traffic, it’s important to remain vigilant and take safety precautions. Here are some helpful safety tips for walkers recommended by Bay Area security guards.

Wear Reflective Garments During Dusk and Night

If you travel along a busy street when the sun is setting, you are more likely to be hit by a driver who can’t see you.Be sure to wear reflective clothing and/or tape to make yourself more visible to them and reduce your risk of injury.

Avoid Poorly or Unlit Streets at Night

Whether you are on your bike or walking, avoid streets with minimal or no lighting. Even if you wear reflective gear, car headlights may not find it before the driver hits you.

Always Heed Traffic Signals

No matter your mode of travel, heed the traffic signals in the area. You can never be too cautious, particularly if the street is busy throughout the day. Keep an eye out for traffic signals and crosswalks and recognize when it’s safe to cross as opposed to when it isn’t. Take your safety into your own hands and don’t assume that a driver will stop for you if you’re in the middle of the street.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

It pays to know where you are and what is around you. Take a moment every now and then to look around and analyze your surroundings, and be sure to pay attention to stop signs, traffic lights, and crosswalks. This can help you avoid dangerous areas of the road and stick to more accessible areas with lighter traffic.

Although our focus in on providing trained security guards for HOA’s, recurring events, business complexes, and construction sites, the safety of our community members is a top priority.For more information or to learn more about our Bay Area security guard services, give us a call at 1-800-794-1550.