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As the weather warms up, people take to the road and want to spend more time outdoors. In particular, an increasing number of bicyclists and pedestrians join the thoroughfares, and motorists need to be on alert to watch out for them.
It takes a united effort on the part of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to make roads safe for everyone, and getting back into the habit of following safety guidelines becomes crucial for avoiding accidents. This is especially relevant in heavily populated areas, such as New York City and Long Island where there is a considerable amount of traffic.
SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR MOTORISTS
SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS
Walkers and runners must pay attention to traffic. Times when visibility is the worst are at night, dawn and dusk. If walking or running, you should avoid these times as much as possible. The New York State Health Department website provides a number of tips to safeguard pedestrians. Here are a few that can help keep you safe:
SAFETY TIPS FOR BICYCLISTS