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May 02

Monthly Tip – Take Safety Precautions While Walking and Running!

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. by Brea Police Department PIO

With the latest section of the tracks at Brea opening, the  warmer weather, longer amount of daylight, and summer fast approaching more pedestrians are heading out earlier in the mornings and staying out later in the evenings. Many factors impact whether or not drivers will see pedestrians. Some vision obscurements and lighting conditions are not controlled by the pedestrian, but we can greatly enhance their safety and visibility with some proactive steps. Here are some that you can take to stay safe! 

  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night
  • Always walk facing traffic so you can see cars approaching
  • Never assume cars will stop or yield – make eye contact before crossing streets or driveways
  • If possible, wear clothing with reflective strips
  • Always carry your phone and identification
  • Keep earphone volume low enough to hear for oncoming traffic
  • Use the buddy system – walk with a friend
  • Walk or run in well-lit areas only – avoid alleys or secluded trails
  • Avoid approaching vehicles that are stopping near you or in your path


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