Last week, 2 runners were hit by cars while out on their morning runs. Although these stories are not common, two major incidents on the same day is cause to bring attention to the importance of runner safety, especially when out running on our local roadways. Both of these athletes had years of experience and knowledge of the rules of the road, and were hit by no fault of their own. What we can do is continue to spread the word about runner safety to all runners, and all drivers.
7 Top Running Safety Tips For Runners:
Other Things to Remember:
Although it seems like a low probability of getting hit, imagine all the near misses, or small injury reports that do not ever make it to national news recognition. Plenty of reasons to be on specific watch is if:
The risk is out there, be prepared, and stay safe.
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