Bharti AXA General Insurance is now part of ICICI Lombard General Insurance.

Bharti AXA General Insurance is now part of ICICI Lombard General Insurance.

|Know more

11 Walking Rules to Keep You Safe

According to the police data, 42% were pedestrians who died on Delhi roads in 2016. As per the Road Accidents in India-2016, 10.5% road users killed in road accidents were pedestrians.

  • 05 Feb 2021
  • min read
  • 1368 views

How to ensure your safety when you are walking on the road

According to the police data, 42% were pedestrians who died on Delhi roads in 2016. As per the Road Accidents in India-2016, 10.5% road users killed in road accidents were pedestrians. Though the fault has been attributed to mainly drivers, we need to take onus of our safety while walking on the roads. It is always a good idea to opt for Health insurance policy which keeps your medical & surgical costs covered after any accidents. Here are some walking safety rules to follow.

Walk on the Footpaths

Footpaths are meant for pedestrians - use them. You can use foot-over bridges or subways to avoid road congestion and fast moving traffic.

Walk Facing the Traffic

There could be places where footpaths are not available. When you walk on the side of the road, choose the side, so that you can face the traffic moving towards you. If there are two people who are walking past each other, the one facing the traffic should take the outer edge.

Cross at the Zebra When the Pedestrian Light is Green

Using a zebra crossing when the traffic light is green, keeps you safe. While crossing, look around and listen carefully to the traffic, so that you can rightly apprehend the moving vehicles.

Do Not Use Your Mobile When Walking on the Road

Using earphones, or mobiles, increases the incidences of road accidents, and the driver alone may not be responsible for it. While walking or crossing, keep the mobile phones at bay.

Also read:

Be Visible At Night

You will notice white or yellow markers on roadways to aid visibility for drivers at night. Similarly while walking at night, wear clothes that can keep you visible.

Vehicle or You - Who Should Cross First

If you need to cross but there’s a vehicle approaching, make eye contact with the driver, and see if she/he is ready to wait. Cross first only when the driver gives some indication.

Stay Connected

When you are out, let friends and family know where you are going, and the route you are taking. This will help them to reach out to you when you need help.

Avoid Walking On the Road if Unwell

Avoid walking on the road if you are unwell, or if the weather is unfavourable, to reduce the risk of accidents.

Be Careful While Crossing the Vehicle from the Back

When crossing from behind a vehicle, make sure the vehicle is static and not reversing.

Beware Of Vehicles

It is our responsibility to stay aware of vehicles moving around us, to maximise safety.

Beware Of Strangers

While walking on the road, avoid lonely pathways and stay away from strangers to keep yourself safe.

Stay safe, and buy a personal accident insurance policy for extra protection arising from any mishap.

ICICI Lombard also provides health insurance plans like Complete Health Insurance ,Health Booster ,Disease Management Program , Arogya Sanjeevani Policy ,Corona Kavach Policy which offers people with the much needed financial backup during any medical emergencies.

  • Looking for tailored advice?

    Schedule a call with our insurance advisors

  • OR
  • Call us:

    1800 2666
Please enter valid name
Please enter a valid mobile number
Please select the Category

Subscribe to our newsletter

Understand insurance better by reading our helpful guides, articles, blogs and other information.

Please enter valid name
Please enter valid Email

Most Recent Blogs