It’s vital that drivers take utmost care when there are pedestrians around.
But people out walking ought to take even more care, because when it comes to loss of life, no matter whose fault it is, the life is still lost.
Here are some guidelines for pedestrian safety.
Firstly, pay attention to your surroundings.
Listening to music or using your phone will distract you from this, so just don’t. It can wait.
Crossing highways is always going to be risky with fast travelling vehicles.
Even if it takes you out of your way, use pedestrian bridges and go in a group if there is a danger of boewe on those bridges.
Cross roads in places that cars are more likely to be aware of you. This includes at zebra crossings and at traffic lights.
This makes the danger that much less.
Remember that even if a car hits a person at 30km/h, that is still enough to kill.
Of course, walking on the sidewalk, and not in the road, is the safest place to be.