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The Danger of Being a Pedestrian

THE DANGER OF BEING A PEDESTRIAN You've had countless pieces of advice thrown at you about driving safety. and for good reason. But even if you know all about car crashes. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ACCIDENTS INUOLUING PEDESTRIANS? GENERAL STATISTICS UNFORTUNATELY, someone stralling down the street can be a victim of a car accident. EVERY DAY, ON AVERAGE: () EVERY DAY, ON AVERAGE: 12 pedestrians died in 2010 192 pedestrians were injured in 2010 11 pedestrians died in 2009 162 pedestrians were injured in 2009 12 pedestrians died in 2008 189 pedestrians were injured in 2008 ON EACH TRIP, PEDESTRIANS ARE more likely than occupants 1.5 TIMES of a passenger vehicle TO BE KILLED IN A CRASH. 21 NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES BY YEAR PI 4,939 4,763 4.901 4,774 4,675 4,892 4,795 4.699 4.414 4,092 4,280 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 PRECAUTIONS To stay safe, the CDC recommends that pedestrians: 121 AT INTERSECTIONS WHERE DRIVERS MIGHT BE CAUT IUUS > NOT VIELD TO PEDESTRIANS WHILE TURNING. In 1,289 instances in 2010, the pedestrian failed to yield and an accident resulted, 14) In 239 instances in 2010, the driver failed to yield and an accident resulted. USE DESIGNATED CROSSWALKS. For pedestrians walking along the roadway with traffic who died in If you must walk in the road. crashes in 2010: 14) WALK FACING 317 TRAFFIC, (2] were hit from the FRONT. were hit from the BEHIND. CARRY A FLASHLIGHT AND WEAR RETRO-REFLECTIVE CLOTHES WHEN WALKING AT NIGHT. (21 Пр While it's obuious that drinking and driving is dangerous, pedestrians should watch their alcohol intake, as well. PEDESTRIANS WHO WERE FATALLY INJURED (AND HAD BEEN DRINKING): " 2010 1,589 2009 1,579 2008 1,736 DRIVERS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO NEED TO BE ALERT AND CAUTIOUS. PEDESTRIANS SHOULD ALWAYS BE AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS AND TAKE CARE WHEN CROSSING OR WALKING ALONGSIDE THE ROAD. SOURCES: [1] [2] [3] [4] 4.851

The Danger of Being a Pedestrian

shared by Amcoffey on Sep 13
Just because you’re not in a car does not mean you cannot be the victim of a car accident. As a pedestrian, one of the most important things to be aware of while walking, is traffic on the roads. Yo...


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