Most would agree: You better have your head on a swivel driving in Morgantown.

But if you’re a pedestrian, it will require more than just your head spinning around.

You’ll also need something akin to Spider-Man’s spider-sense of danger.

No one needed a wake-up call about pedestrian safety locally. But we’ve had two pedestrians — both WVU students — hit in the past month.

One resulted in a young woman’s death Feb. 1 and the other, on Feb. 21, left a young woman critically injured.

The incidents happened on Patteson Drive and on Monongahela Boulevard near the Coliseum — both busy four-lane roads also used by hundreds of WVU students on foot.

Another WVU student died in the vicinity of both these incidents in September 2013.

There are any number of reasons why pedestrians are often at risk in Morgantown, including:

— A lack of sidewalks or many that are in disrepair.

— Hordes of frenetic motorists who sometimes ignore traffic laws.

— And scores of pedestrians who are not careful crossing roads.

But as if that weren’t enough, it turns out some traffic lights are set to provide for pedestrian and vehicle traffic to go simultaneously — concurrently.

There may be intersections where traffic signals set to allow for concurrent pedestrian and vehicle traffic may be “safe.”

But of course, that’s contingent on pedestrians and vehicles not allowing for any distractions.

Nearly every day, probably, there is a close call on one street or another in Morgantown that could have resulted in a pedestrian fatality.

The blame for the lack of pedestrian safety can often be assigned.

However, correcting the conditions that contribute to these tragedies is sometimes complicated.

It’s also probably true, most of these tragedies are likely caused more by accident than design.

But the idea of concurrent vehicle and pedestrian traffic at intersections seems wrongheaded.

We’re no traffic safety experts, but if nothing else, these kinds of intersections should be clearly marked for drivers and pedestrians to see.

Vehicle-versus-pedestrian accidents are caused by any number of circumstances and conditions.

Those include poor lighting, bad weather, lack of sidewalks, jaywalking, reckless driving and much more.

Clearly, pedestrians must take responsibility, too, for complying with traffic laws and their own safety.

Still, it’s critically important that everyone behind the wheel of a vehicle — large or small — ensure pedestrian safety.

When setting out somewhere driving, we are often encouraged and warned to be careful. Maybe they should add, you can never be too careful driving around pedestrians.