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Man suffers critical injuries after getting hit in a crosswalk

One of the first things people will tell you about safely walking near traffic is that you should always use the crosswalks. Jaywalking puts you in danger. As long as you cross where drivers expect you to be, you are safer.

Do you know the safest way to walk around traffic?

The roads are for everyone: Drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, runners and more. However, the reality is that most people use the roads with motor vehicles, so those in other categories often feel marginalized and like they're in danger. Cars and trucks are the largest, faster and most dangerous things on the road, and they tend to dominate modern streets to an incredible degree.

How to help your kids stay safe as pedestrians

Children can't drive, so when they need to get from point A to B, they usually walk or ride a bicycle. Therefore, parents need to teach their children well about pedestrian and cycling safety. Starting from a young age, here are some of the best principals parents will want their children to fully understand:

What is the best high-visibility color?

You know the dangers of jogging and walking near traffic. Even when you have the right of way -- in a crosswalk, for instance -- you can get hit by a driver who does not yield and perhaps never sees you at all. This is especially a problem at dusk and dawn, when it's still fairly dark and you can blend into the shadows.

Should you wear headphones while walking when you are near traffic?

You decide to walk to the grocery store. It is a half hour walk, so you grab your headphones, plug them into your phone, and turn on your favorite playlist while you walk down the sidewalk. It's a great way to give yourself a bit more time to relax and enjoy the music while still running an errand.  

What is a car's stopping distance for pedestrians?

You're about to cross the street, but you wonder if the cars will be able to stop in time to avoid striking you. Whether you have the right of way or not, you do not want to put yourself in danger. What sort of stopping distance does a driver typically need to avoid hitting you?

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