Your morning and evening routine may be so familiar to you at this point that you can put yourself on autopilot to get to and from work. It is something you do every day and you know backward and forward. However, the summer months may throw a wrench into your plans leaving those along your way vulnerable to a New Haven pedestrian accident.
Summer routines of everyone throughout the city change. During the months of July and August traffic patterns change and there are more pedestrians out and about. Add to that the new foot traffic from summer camps where kids are in spots throughout the city that they otherwise might not be while in school and you have the potential for injuries or worse.
So, how can you help avoid any new issues in the summer months?
- Always come to a complete stop at all traffic signals. Whether it is a stop sign, a yellow light, or a red light that you can turn on, take extra care to look a second time before you continue on.
- Slow down. If you’re in a routine you are less likely to keep it slow, because after all you know the route. Driving more slowly will allow you to make quicker decisions if something unexpected happens along your route.
- Use your signals. If you are using your signals to alert pedestrians where you will be turning they will be less likely to get in the way.
- Stop at crosswalks. Kids who are being walked through the city as part of a summer camp will always be led across crosswalks. If you stop at any crosswalk, you will greatly reduce your risk of getting into an accident.
Summer is a great time for everything from going to the beach or a hike and going on vacation too. It is also a time when routines change and what was once easy to remember now has some wrinkles that you may need to watch out for. If you take it slow and obey all the street signs you will be sure that your risks of getting into a New Haven pedestrian accident will be greatly reduced.
As you are traveling throughout the city this summer, if you find yourself in a situation where you are injured you may need an experienced attorney to review your case. Contact our office and one of our attorneys can speak with you.