Deaf pedestrians need to take extra precautions while walking along a busy street. Unfortunately, drivers can make the occasional careless mistake, which could cause severe injury if pedestrians fail to remain alert and ready. There are three important ways that a deaf individual can feel more confident and secure while walking down the street.
The first tip is to always look both ways multiple times when crossing a street. Don’t take a chance by only looking once. Secondly, pedestrians should always walk in the opposite direction from the flow of traffic. By facing the cars, a person can jump out of the way if necessary. The third tip given in this helpful video is to always stay on a sidewalk if one is provided. If there is no sidewalk, stay about two feet away from the street or find a safe path farther away.
By following these tips, all pedestrians can reach their destinations safely and confidently. To learn how ADA-compliant tactile warning surfaces can provide even more security for pedestrians with disabilities, call ADA Solutions, Inc. today at (800) 372-0519.