​Safety Tips For Pedestrians

New York City is known for a lot of things. Most notably, it’s known for great food, The Great White Way, and of course, pedestrians. Since spring is now in full swing, there are bound to be even more pedestrians on the streets of New York City. Below are some tips pedestrians should keep in mind to stay safe.

Stay Alert

In New York City, there are plenty of things that could distract you. From the towering skyscrapers to the interesting street vendors, there’s no telling what will grab your attention. However, it is important to stay alert when you are crossing the street.

Don’t Jaywalk

Pedestrians might be tempted to cross the street during a red light when no cars are in sight. However, this is an illegal action called jaywalking. Steering clear of this habit will help keep you out of harm’s way.

Remain On The Sidewalk

It seems that pedestrians walk on the street and the sidewalk. This is extremely dangerous, due to the amount of cars in the city. You should only be walking on the sidewalk; not the street.

If you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian in an accident with an automobile, our firm can help you. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2014/05/top-10-deadliest-cities-for-pedestrians-study.html

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