Author: Melinda H. South
Pedestrian accidents involving a motor vehicle very often result in death or serious injury. Every time they step into the roadway, pedestrians are confronting forces many times faster and more powerful than they are. The twin keys to avoiding one of these devastating accidents are visibility and predictability. If drivers can see where pedestrians are and can predict where they will be, they have a much easier time avoiding them. All too often, however, pedestrians don’t worry about their visibility to drivers or fail to behave in a predictable manner, resulting in more then 4,000 pedestrian deaths every year.
All of us have seen examples of pedestrians displaying a…