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The County’s long-term, comprehensive transportation plan will significantly increase spending on new roads, transit, hiker-biker trails, and pedestrian safety.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tips for Runners to Improve Safety when Jogging on Streets

Now that spring seems to really be here, we urge runners to stay safe by following these helpful tips:

  • Run against traffic so you can see and react to advancing motorists.
  • Don't assume a driver sees you--in fact, assume the opposite.
  • At a stop sign or signal, wait for the driver to wave you through; then acknowledge with your own wave.
  • Allow at least three feet between you and a passing vehicle; be prepared to jump onto the sidewalk or shoulder.
  • During group runs, go single file when cars need to pass.
  • Use hand signals to show which way you plan to turn.
  • Respect the drivers’ right to the road; check with Police for local traffic rules.
  • Run with proper ID and carry a cell phone and make sure you have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact listed. 

(Source: Liz Robbins, "Collision Course," RunnersWorld.com, January, 2010, p. 85ff.)

CATEGORIES: Pedestrian Safety
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