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Celebrate National Traffic Awareness Month This August | Mobile, AL

Each August is National Traffic Awareness Month. For pedestrians and cyclists, accidents with motor vehicles can have severe consequences. By following the laws and guidelines in Mobile, you can help reduce your risk of being involved in a serious car accident.

Traffic Awareness Tips

In any accident involving a pedestrian, cyclist, or even a motorcycle, the simple laws of physics put the driver of the car at a huge advantage. Pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by a motor vehicle are far more likely to suffer back injuries, neck injuries, head or brain injuries. Here are some tips to avoid getting caught in an accident:

Pedestrians

  • Run against the flow of traffic
  • Stay on the sidewalks
  • Cross only at marked crosswalks
  • Cross where the road is straight so drivers have a clear view
  • Don’t get distracted by electronic devices, keep your eyes on your surroundings
  • If you wear headphones, keep your volume low enough to hear horns or sirens
  • Take extra precautions in parking lots

Cyclists

  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Follow all the rules of the road
  • Stay in marked bike lanes whenever possible
  • Plan your route ahead of time
  • Use reflectors on your bike or wear reflective clothing
  • Always wear a helmet

No matter how cautious you are, you may not be able to prevent every car accident from happening. If you have been hit by the driver of a car in the Mobile area, be sure to seek medical care immediately, and then talk to our experienced car accident lawyers to make sure your rights are protected. Please contact Long & Long today at 251-432-2277.

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