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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safetý WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THE DATA 4400 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents 69,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents %3D Nearly 20% of children 15 and younger who died in car crashes were pedestrians pedestrians pa ssengers Nearly 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur without rain, snow or fog-so weather is usually not the problem 3 4 6. 9. 10 Younger than 15 More than 50% of pedestrian fatalities are age 15 and under Fatalities 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur during nighttime hours 70% IBIIELLI Nearly /5% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban settings 35% of pedestrians killed were legally drunk 35% 1 pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes = 168 poeple every day 1 pedestrian is killed every 2 hours =12 people every day WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU'RE A DRIVER? CAREFUL Always be on the lookout for pedestrians - especially at night SLOW Drive slowly and be ready to stop at a crosswalk area Always stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk Do not pass other cars that have stopped to allow pedestrians to cross Pay special attention to pedestrians when you make a turn Pay special attention to pedestrians in designated areas, such as schools, parks, and residential neighborhoods WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU'RE A PEDESTRIAN? Do not walk in restricted zones (such as highways) Always use sidewalks and crosswalks when they're available Wear light or reflective clothing at night Do not drink alcohol or take drugs-you might not be able to walk safely or pay attention to cars on the road if you are impaired Keep an eye out for oncoming traffic at all times Use your cellphone responsibly! Texting while walking can be very distracting and may lead to serious accidents * Data from 2011 Sources: THE ROTHENBERG LAW FIRM LLP A PROUD HISTORY OF SUCCESS 800-624-8888 Injury Children killed in car crashes

Pedestrian Safety

shared by KevinEvans on Mar 26
Over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in 2011 due to traffic accidents. Our new infographic on Pedestrian Safety is full of critical statistics and practical safety tips for both motorists and pedestrian...


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