What makes a road user vulnerable? All road users are vulnerable to the dangers presented by incomplete streets and spaces that are not designed to incorporate all methods of transportation. However, in terms of road safety, vulnerable road users are groups of people who experience a higher burden of injury on roads that are predominantly utilized by cars and other motor vehicles. This includes pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, novice drivers, youth, and older adults.
Road safety is a shared responsibility between all users. Every individual must be aware of what they can do to make sharing the road safe for everyone involved. All road users should practice recommended etiquette and always use caution when sharing the road with vulnerable road users.
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