Sidewalk Safety- Be Aware!

Bike Safety

Late spring and early summer automatically brings everyone out of their houses since most people have been going stir crazy during the winter. With that, you’ll see more people on the streets walking, running and bicycling. Many people enjoy a leisurely stroll after work with their pets and family. Which means it’s your job to keep an eye out for these extra pedestrians!

Make sure to drive slowly through neighborhoods and be cautious heading around corners. It’s best to always assume the pedestrian will make an unexpected move and end up right in front of you. With so many people owning smartphones and mp3 players, several of them could have headphones in and not hear or see you, especially if they have their back to you. Remember, stay on the defensive.

For those of you out for a jog or walk later in the evening, remember to wear reflective gear and always use your bike signals when turning. It’s a great way to teach your kids safety by teaching them these signals early, and by encouraging safe practices such as looking both ways before crossing the street.

If you are looking for a place in town to walk to, we would love to have you stop in and walk our lot!