Passing through any town or city, a driver will realize that pedestrians always seem as if they own the road and walkways. Many times they walk through intersections without even looking for oncoming vehicles. Injuries and collisions are often avoided due to the quick thinking of drivers.
When driving in an area that is heavily populated with foot traffic, it is important to know what it takes to avoid running into a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often seriously injured and killed when they are struck by a vehicle.
There are a number of things in which a driver can lower the odds of being involved in an accident with a pedestrian. Some tips on how to avoid a pedestrian in Wisconsin are:
- Yield. Drivers should yield to the pedestrian in order to avoid striking them. When the pedestrian is crossing a sidewalk, entering an alley, or crossing at an intersection or crosswalk, drivers should be patient and wait for the pedestrian to cross fully before advancing.
- Don’t pass. A driver should never overtake or pass any vehicle that stops at an intersection or crosswalk. Chances are they stopped in order to allow a pedestrian to cross.
- Use caution. When driving in areas known to have a lot of foot traffic, it is always a good idea to use caution. Always double check crosswalks and intersections to insure there are no pedestrians crossing.
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