What are some safety tips for jaywalking?

Of course, it’s always safest for a pedestrian to use a crosswalk and adhere to traffic signals.

This is especially true in certain locations, such as in urban areas. But if this isn’t possible or there is any other reason for not doing so, keep the following tips in mind when jaywalking:

  • always look both ways before crossing;
  • make sure drivers can see you (wear reflective material at night, for example);
  • avoid walking impaired, as that can affect judgment and reactions;
  • avoid crossing roads with high speed limits or multiple lanes;
  • don’t dart into traffic suddenly; and
  • avoid crossing from between parked cars.

We Stand For Pedestrian Rights In Georgia

Drivers can also do their part to increase pedestrian safety and respect their rights to the road. Understanding the driving laws in Georgia that apply to pedestrian safety can help drivers understand when pedestrians have the right of way. 

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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