Tips for Walking Safely in the Wintertime

Tips for Walking Safely in the Wintertime
 

  • Wear footwear with heavy treads for increased traction.
  • Make yourself visible to drivers by wearing brightly colored jackets or clothes.
  • Consider wearing sunglasses to enable you to see through the bright snow reflection.
  • Keep your hands out ready to steady yourself in case of slips.
  • Look ahead where you’re going and anticipate obstacles like uneven ground and ice or puddles.
  • Avoid carrying heavy loads that may tip your balance.
  • Test slippery areas by tapping a foot before walking.
  • Walk slowly and in small shuffling steps to prevent slipping.
  • Walk along the grassy edges for maximum traction if the walkway is covered in ice.

Getting through the winter season without suffering a slip, trip or fall is not a difficult feat with the right preparation and presence of mind.

 

Holly Nierman

Holly Nierman

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