It is a fact that most traffic accidents occur in our cities with fatalities involve pedestrians being abused in many of the cases to cross them in places other than crosswalks. Javier might be one of those victims. This young man was crossing the right way a zebra crossing controlled by a traffic light was green. For vehicles that crossed the step he was on flashing amber. The existing visibility conditions were certainly poor, being a narrow street and have cars parked on both sides of the crosswalk.
So, Javier could not see a car approaching at high speed to the pedestrian crossing and turn the driver did not notice that a pedestrian might be available to cross the road, these cars to be parked in front of the crossing. The result of this incident was an accidental collision in which Javier remained in a coma for several days in the hospital. When I finally was able to regain consciousness, she received terrible news: never return walk. Avoid events like this can be possible with the commitment of pedestrians and drivers, simply by following several basic guidelines. Tips for drivers: – Although it may seem obvious, it must respect all signs and speed limits and driving. – Always stay alert should be a basic rule in the city traffic.
Themselves often take unnecessary risks pedestrian crossing places undue times of heavy traffic. – Especially when you transit through certain places "sensitive" such as semi-pedestrian streets, exits of car parks or near schools, it must be the five senses on the road. Any dismissal may prove fatal. – In line with the case of Javier, caution should be maintained in the flashing amber lights for pedestrians when they are in green, especially in low visibility conditions. – Overall, patience is the best travel companion, no alone and in urban transportation but also in the long distance and save a lot of unnecessary shocks. Tips for pedestrians – Cross the street and highway right place at the right time is the first indication of security to follow. If there are no traffic lights regulate the crossing, you must remember that your right of way does not imply an absolute guarantee, as there may be cars that do not respect it. – Remain at all times on sidewalks, and if he had not transit through the berms that run in the opposite direction to traffic. This enables you to stay alert for any danger. – To become visible, especially in low light conditions, also be essential. Thus, using clear and even reflective clothing at night may allow the cars to warn your position and avoid unnecessary scares. In any case, the safety of pedestrians is something that concerns both the driver of a vehicle and themselves. Around 90% of road accidents happen as result of human error. Do not be a victim or responsible one. Jose Alberto Espina Andria.