Posted by Kimber Harding
April 1, 2016
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Written by Amanda Clarke:
to walk outside?
Walking outside can seem scary for various reasons, but
you can Follow the “Ten WALKmandments to stay Safe”:
Traffic : Try to find a designated path or
sidewalk, if you have to walk on a road always walk in the direction facing
2. Dress to
Lessen the Stress : Ensure that you are dressed to be
seen. Be vivid as possible. Wear light-colored or reflective clothing. Bring
out the neon orange or that bright white.
3. Walk & Talk : If at all possible, walk with a
partner. It will increase your safety while walking. If not, always tell
someone which route you will be walking and what time you expect to return.
4. Pedestrian Question : Don't simply assume that all road-users know about the 'pedestrian has right-of-way' rule.
5. Ditch the Bling : Leave the valuables back home.
6. Vary Your Routes : Don't establish regular patterns by walking the same route at the same time every day. Keep one step ahead of danger by randomly varying your routes and the times that you go out. Not only is it safer, but it's a lot more interesting!
7. Embrace The Mace : Always stay alert. Carry around self-defense spray. Be careful to practice with it as you don’t want to unintentionally spray yourself.
8. Who Are You? : Always carry some form of identification in case of an accident or medical emergency.
9. Choose The Right : If you're walking on a cycling or pedestrian path, always walk on the right hand side so that faster walkers, runners and cyclists can easily pass.
10. Hear: Make sure you are able to hear your surroundings. Especially on busy roads or crossing the street, turn off the music so you can be aware of what is going on.
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