Skip busy roads when possible. Katie Snyder of Avon Lake, Ohio, suggests hitting the trails to avoid cars completely.
But when the road is your only option, run facing traffic and pick a well-lit route if you can. When you can see a car coming, it’s easier to get out of the way.
Whenever possible, run on the sidewalk. Staying on the sidewalk will keep you out of the way of drivers who might not see you early in the morning or after sunset.
Try to switch up your route whenever you can, and avoid posting your routes publicly on social media websites like Strava or Instagram.
This can help avoid any potential encounters with strangers who might be watching you run.