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Safety tips for running near traffic

With summer fast approaching, it is probably time to move your run from the treadmill back to the outdoors. However, leaving the gym for the streets of Denver comes with a certain amount of danger. Instead of worrying about another individual claiming your favorite machine, now you have to take precautions against fast moving cars that are only a few feet from the sidewalk.

Whether you step out for a casual stroll or you are training for your next marathon, it is vital to take steps to protect yourself when you are sharing the road with motor vehicles. Here are some safety tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim the next time you go for a jog.

Tell someone

Either leave a note or verbally tell someone that you are going for a run. Also, share the route and let your loved ones know how long you expect to be. This information could be important if you are involved in an accident during your workout.

Bring ID

Consider wearing an identification bracelet that includes emergency contact information, or carrying your state identification or cellphone. If you do suffer an accident, the emergency personal or bystanders who aid you can contact your family.

Assume you're invisible

Never assume that drivers see you. In fact, most drivers are conditioned to only see other vehicles, not pedestrians, cyclists or even motorcycles. Even wearing bright colors or a flashing headlamp might not be enough to catch a driver's attention.

Run against traffic

Always run or walk against traffic. This will allow you to see oncoming vehicles and take evasive actions if necessary. Generally, drivers will have a higher chance of seeing you as well.

Stay alert on the hills

When vehicles crest hills, the sudden change in scenery or sun glare can temporarily blind drivers. This means that you have to be especially alert in these kinds of areas. You may even need to move further away from the road to remain safe.

Watch for other high-risk areas and drivers

Parking lots, bars, restaurants and other areas where there is heavy traffic and increased cross-lane movements are also danger areas where you should be more alert. In addition, be extra careful when you run late at night or early in the morning. During these times, people are generally tired and pay less attention to the road.

While the above safety tips can help avoid a collision with a motor vehicle, it may not be possible to avoid every negligent or reckless driver on the road. If you have suffered a pedestrian accident, you might be able to file a claim for your injuries and other damages.

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