4 Solutions to Consider to Prevent a Vancouver Pedestrian Accident
Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Most of the Vancouver pedestrian accident prevention advice out there focuses on the banal stuff that we all know we should be doing. Unfortunately, we do not apply this advice all the time or to best effect. Hence, we find ourselves at more risk for disaster than we would like to admit.
But maybe we are just not getting creative enough, collectively. Following are four more things we can do to reduce our likelihood of getting hurt:
1. Get in awesome shape.
When you are strong and healthy, your body can handle stress better. By eating a good diet, avoiding smoking, and getting enough sleep, you'll protect your immune system. Thus, if you ever get hurt in a car or pedestrian accident, you will have a better chance of surviving it and rebounding quickly.
2. Stop hanging out with friends who take unnecessary risks.
As social animals, human beings take behavioral cues from their peers. So, even if you are committed to safe walking, if you are friends with daredevils, you will feel tremendous pressure to behave as they do. Vancouver pedestrian accident injuries do not happen randomly. They tend to strike pedestrians who take extra risks. Find peers who walk with care.
3. Redo your walking route to avoid dangerous roads and nighttime walking.
For more Vancouver pedestrian accident prevention, walk only on streets that are super safe and far from traffic. Yes, you may add 5 or 10 minutes to your daily commute, but you can enjoy the silence and the exercise—and the enhanced safety.
4. Put reflective tape on your clothes or jacket.
This might make you look uncool or weird. However, reflective tape can be a powerful deterrent against accidents, particularly at dusk. You can even put reflective tape on your hat: it does not need to be too super ostentatious, just enough to serve its safety function.
If you have already been in a pedestrian accident in Vancouver, the Vancouver pedestrian accident attorneys at McComb Witten would love to help you sort out your case and provide substantial, useful insight into what to do next. Call us at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free consultation, or learn more by downloading our report, Pedestrian Safety Manual.
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