Seven basic rules for avoiding a pedestrian accident where if we follow them as drivers we will have won the "Battle of survival" on the Greek streets.
7 Ways to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident
1) I am constantly focused on driving, on the road and on the sidewalks for possible pedestrian movement and I always wear a seat belt or protective helmet for my own safety.
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2) I give priority to the pedestrian, because I must not forget that he is the most vulnerable person on the road.(Find out now why pedestrians are the "most vulnerable victim" on the road in Greece).
3) I do not overtake and I avoid moving near the sidewalks.
Passing, especially in urban centers, should be done very sparingly, because the visibility for the passing driver is extremely limited and thus there is a risk of not noticing the pedestrian, who at that moment crosses the road and drives him away. .
4) I always keep the speed limits, especially within the city, because research has shown that the speed limit of 50 km / h in the city is not random, but it has been placed because at speeds above 50 km / h the mortality rate of pedestrians increases vertically.
5) Pay attention to the roads near playgrounds and beaches, but also when boarding or disembarking people by public transport:
I slow down and make sure the pedestrian, who is trying to cross the road, can do it safely. ( Do you know the right safety distance between two vehicles?).
6) Alcohol and driving NEVER go together!
If we want to have fun drinking alcohol, we must have prepared a safe way to return home and our loved ones.
Any amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can impact your driving ability. The effects of alcohol abuse vary greatly, putting you at risk for causing an accident or highway injury. Safe driving requires the ability to concentrate, make good judgements and quickly react to situations. However, alcohol affects these skills, putting yourself and others in danger. If you do want to drink alcohol, make sure that you get a taxi home (Learn 5 Truths About Alcohol Consumption That Will Make You Think Again Before You Drive).
You should not forget that driving at night hides more dangers and that after sunset the pedestrian is not easily visible.(Find out why night driving is considered the 51st shade of gray).
7) I do not take drugs without first reading if they affect my ability to drive (12 Categories of drugs you don't want to know how much they can affect your driving ability).
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Keep your attention focused on driving and give priority to the pedestrian.