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Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian Safety Tips

There has been an increase in pedestrians since the start of quarantine due to Covid-19. We urge pedestrians and drivers to be extra cautious when out and about in your walkable community. As a pedestrian, it is your responsibility to be alert and knowledgeable about your rights on the road. Georgia law states that if a pedestrian is crossing a road at a point other than a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk, the pedestrian must yield to oncoming cars UNLESS he has already and under safe conditions, entered the roadway. Here are some basic pedestrian safety tips:

  • Obey signs and signals while following the rules of the road.
  • Walk and bike on sidewalks when they are available. If there are no sidewalks, you want to walk facing upcoming traffic while trying to stay off the road if possible.
  • Be alert at all times. Stay off of electronics to increase your overall awareness.
  • Cross streets at designated crosswalks or intersections. Watch all traffic signals before crossing.
  • Never assume a driver will see you. Make sure to lock eyes with drivers as they approach.
  • Be visible to drivers and wear bright colors to stand out.

Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert - Owner & Attorney

Attorney Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert was seriously injured in a collision and experienced firsthand dealing with uncooperative insurance companies. She knows what it is like to feel overwhelmed and under-educated about your rights after a collision. That is why she has dedicated this firm to fighting for accident victims and their loved ones. The goal of The Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore LLC is to provide you with excellent legal advice, based on our experience in representing injured automobile drivers and passengers from all across the State of Georgia.

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