When available, they are the safest place to walk. Always avoid texting and using the Internet on your phone while walking. Other road users should be alert in areas of high foot traffic, such as schools, markets, hospitals, or universities. Drivers should slow down and move away from the sidewalk to allow pedestrians to get out safely.
Motorists should also take special care around intersections with traffic lights or pedestrian crossings and not turn in front of a person crossing the street. What should a pedestrian do? Make eye contact with the oncoming driver. That's the safest way to get the driver's attention. Dress to be visible by wearing light, bright clothing with retroreflective markings and wear a flashlight or other lighting when walking at dusk and in the dark.