How can I reduce my chances of being hit by a car?

While pedestrian accidents can happen to just about anyone, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk. First, as a pedestrian, you should ensure that you are aware of your surroundings at all times, especially during busy traffic hours or in the evening. Check each direction and be attentive to vehicular traffic when crossing the road. Just because you are paying close attention does not mean that every driver is. You should also avoid walking or riding your bicycle in low-visibility weather, such as heavy fog or low light conditions.