In terms of general road safety, it is essential that you, as a pedestrian, jogger or cyclist, be clearly visible to other road users, even from far away.
Pedestrians and children:
- Wear light-coloured clothing or clothing with integrated reflective elements.
- Use luminous or reflective items on your clothes, briefcases, bags and umbrella so that you are visible from all sides.
- Wear a high visibility jacket or armband.
- Walk facing oncoming traffic and always wear a high visibility jacket if walking along roads away from built-up areas.
- Take account of the speed and distance of approaching vehicles. Make sure you have been seen by drivers before crossing the road.
- Put a reflective collar on your dog.
- Be aware that you do not have absolute priority on pedestrian crossings, so before stepping onto the crossing make sure you can do so safely.
- Wear a cycling helmet and high visibility jacket.
- Make sure your bike equipment is working properly (white or yellow front light, reflectors, red rear light).
- Put your headlights on when the conditions require it.
- Adapt your speed and signal your manoeuvres.
- Be extra careful when there are vulnerable road users in the vicinity (e.g. at pedestrian crossings).
- When you see a pedestrian, make sure they have seen you too.
- Take into consideration the potential errors other road users may make.
- Make sure your vehicle's windows and lights are clean and free of snow and frost.
- Make sure your dipped beam headlights are working at all times.
- Generally make sure sure your vehicle is in good working order, especially the windscreen wipers and washer.