Exercise caution as you walk in a delineated crosswalk

Mayor DeBlasio has pushed his “Vision Zero” initiative to help prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries.

The most dangerous place for pedestrians can be in a crosswalk since drivers often do not see pedestrians due to sun glare, driver distraction, etc.  Once defensive driving was the norm.  Now, due to the use of smart (dumb!) phones, Ipods, Ipads, etc, drivers are often ignoring the road.

It is recommended that you raise your hand as you cross the street, make eye contact with drivers, wear bright clothing, and make yourself visible in some way.

Unfortunately, pedestrians must exercise “defensive walking” these days to protect themselves from the dangers of living in the “I – World”!

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in an accident, please contact my law firm – The Law Offices of Charles C. DeStefano.  With 29 years of experience (and over 2,000 clients) I can best represent your interests to assure that you are compensated for your injuries.