Riding, walking, crossing, not paying attention. Pedestrians and cyclists share the road with us each and every day. They don’t know the dangers they pose and frankly don’t care a whole lot. They pose a great threat to any driver and one could be standing behind you right now!

As any driver knows, there will come times when you have to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists. Whether they are in the sidewalk, crosswalk or riding alongside in the traffic lane, they have every right to be there, same as you. The pedestrian is always right. It might not be a law in the rule book, but it is something to keep in mind. You’re in a vehicle protected by metal, seat belts and airbags. They are on foot or on a bike protected by virtually nothing. In the tragic case of an accident involving a pedestrian or cyclist, the driver will always look like the bad guy regardless of the circumstance.

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