Welcome to the "Walk Smart" website, which provides tips for not falling on icy roads.
Ah, the Northern beauty of snowflakes, icicles and ice-covered trees! The thrill winter sports! But for all its benefits, wintry weather also brings extremely slippery roads that are easy to fall on.
In Sapporo last winter (December 2015 through March 2016), 825 people fell badly enough to require transport by ambulance. This was more than in any other winter in the past ten years. A questionnaire survey on tourists from within Japan and overseas found that one in five respondents had fallen while traveling in Hokkaido. This website introduces tips for staying on your feet.
Safe Walking in Winter
Remember these four tips for safe walking.
Some road conditions are treacherous for pedestrians.
Walking Behavior Most Likely to Result in a Fall
Hurrying, Walking drunk, Walking with both hands full, etc.
Suggested Winter Clothing
Wearing proper clothes to keep you warm will also keep you from falling.
Walk Smart(Leaflet Download)
This leaflet summarizes tips for not falling on icy roads.