2017 Pedestrian Safety Infographic

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Content Summary for The 2017 Pedestrian Safety Infographic

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY – We can make a difference.

The data:

5376 Pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents

70000 Pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents

21% of kids 14 or younger killed in car crashes were pedestrians

74%  of pedestrian fatalities occur during night-time hours

76% of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban settings

Hit-and-run drivers caused 19% of pedestrian fatalities

PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU’RE A DRIVER

Always be on the lookout for pedestrians

Drive slowly and be ready to stop at a crosswalk area

Always stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk

Do not pass cars that have stopped to allow pedestrians to cross

Pay extra attention to pedestrians when you make a turn

Pay special attention to pedestrians in designated areas, such as schools, parks and residential areas

PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE 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 can lead to serious accidents

Sources: hsrcunu.edu, nhtsa.dot.gov