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Adopt 3 Safe Habits to Avoid a Vancouver Pedestrian Accident


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8/14/2013
Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Many Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyers will tell you that most pedestrian injuries happen for no good reason.

In other words, had either the driver or the pedestrian behaved more safely, the accident probably could have been avoided. While you cannot control what other drivers do, you can engineer your own behavior to be safer. To that end, try adopting the following habits:

1. When you cross a driveway or intersection, be mindful of what you are doing.

If you are walking across a park, you can mindlessly go about your business. However, as soon as you cross the threshold of a driveway or an intersection, put away all distractions. Focus entirely on the task at hand. Pedestrians spend very little time crossing the street, so you will not need to be on alert during the whole walk—just when your attention is truly needed.

2. Learn about safe driving and safe pedestrian behavior.

Make this an ongoing project. Spend a little time reading articles about how to be a safer pedestrian. Incrementally, over time, this education will build up your safety knowledge and help you minimize risk.

3. When you drive, pay attention to pedestrians and learn from them.

The streets of Vancouver appear very different to drivers and pedestrians. Pay attention to how pedestrians behave in intersections, parking lots, and elsewhere—you will develop an intuition for which habits are safe and which are dangerous. This intuition will then help you to make safer choices.

If you or someone you love got hurt recently in a Vancouver pedestrian accident, the team at McComb Witten would like to help. Call us now at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free case evaluation. Alternatively, you may wish to download and peruse our free report, Pedestrian Safety Manual – Don’t Cross the Street Until You’ve Read This Report!



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