A recent local news report highlighted that pedestrian-involved accidents, as well as all highway deaths, are up this year. Drivers have a lot to pay attention to; even if we assume people are driving safely and not utilizing cellular phones or other electronic devices while driving, there are plenty of other distractions that can cause a driver to take his eyes off the road. Billboards, signs, other drivers, sirens, loud music, food consumption, spilled coffee . . . the list seems limitless. Being cognizant of pedestrians while you are a driver is equally important to being aware of your surroundings when you are a pedestrian, and these tips may help you avoid an accident in the future.