Walking around when it is cloudy, wet and rainy is no fun, but sometimes you need to get places and just can’t avoid it. However, you need to make sure that you are putting your safety first. Here are a few tips for staying safe as a pedestrian in rainy and cloudy weather.
Use an Umbrella
Use an umbrella to keep yourself dry. This will help you stay more comfortable, which will help you be alert to your surroundings. It will also help you be more visible to motorists.
Wear Bright Colors
Wear bright colors to make yourself more visible. Getting a bright umbrella or wearing a bright yellow plastic raincoat are both good options.
Improve Your Visibility
Besides making yourself more visible to others, you also have to make sure that you can see cars as well. If you are wearing glasses, they can get foggy and wet and prevent you from seeing. An umbrella can help keep them dry, or you can wear contact lenses. If you are wearing a raincoat, make sure the hood is not obstructing your field of vision.
It is not uncommon to want to get out of the rain as soon as you can. This can cause you to rush and not pay attention to your surroundings. Keep calm and walk slowly. It is harder for cars to spot you in the rain, and it is harder for you to spot cars, especially if their headlights are not on as required.
Wear the Right Footwear
Wear shoes or boots that are slip resistant so that you don’t slip on the street. If possible, get ones that are water resistant for your own comfort.
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