Practice safe traffic awareness
FROM: NEAL MCCLEARY FAIR HILL
I often wonder why pedestrians put their backs against traffic. They cannot see the traffic approaching. This is one of the first traffic rules a young person should be made aware of.
Back in the day, one would walk facing traffic, so that you could see the oncoming traffic and be made aware of cars coming near. If a vehicle is going to come in their walking space, the pedestrian has chance to avoid being hit if they face traffic.
Sun glare and inattentive driving could cause an accident to the walker on the road.
Some school busses have had flat black paint, without gloss, added to the hood, which greatly reduces the glare of the sunlight and makes visibility much better.