Driveway, Sidewalk and Roadway Safety

By Al LaPrise on 2009-03-11 06:24:21 -

Driveway, Sidewalk and Roadway Safety

It is mid-morning on a stunningly bright, cold, winter day. You are driving out of the parking lot, finished with previous business and thinking ahead to your next destination. Are you concentrating on your driving? Can you see the stop sign that is flooded by sunlight at the end of the driveway? It's the stop sign located at the end of the driveway designed to make you stop and look for hidden foot traffic on the sidewalk before you proceed to drive out on to the street!

 

 

As you approach the end of the driveway you can see a person across the street. That person is directly in front of you walking on the sidewalk. What if there are other people walking on the sidewalk closest to the driveway and they are hidden from your view by the two existing buildings on either side of the driveway? How would you be able to see them? How could a pedestrian walking down the sidewalk toward the driveway be able to tell that there is oncoming traffic leaving the parking lot?

Safety Convex Mirrors could help prevent an accident in this application! You could mount two model # 66062S Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Mirrors on the existing building walls on both sides of the driveway. Locate them at about 8 feet high x 3 feet back from the sidwalk. The safety convex mirrors would enable a driver to see pedestrians on the sidewalk or motor vehicle traffic that otherwise may have been hidden from view. They would also allow a pedestrian to see any oncoming motor vehicles about to exit the driveway!

Think safely, be proactive and use Safety Convex Mirrors to help prevent accidents!