Content Summary for The 2017 Pedestrian Safety Infographic
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY – We can make a difference.The data:5376 Pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents70000 Pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents21% of kids 14 or younger killed in car crashes were pedestrians74% of pedestrian fatalities occur during night-time hours76% of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban settingsHit-and-run drivers caused 19% of pedestrian fatalitiesPRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU'RE A DRIVERAlways be on the lookout for pedestriansDrive slowly and be ready to stop at a crosswalk areaAlways stop for pedestrians in a crosswalkDo not pass cars that have stopped to allow pedestrians to crossPay extra attention to pedestrians when you make a turnPay special attention to pedestrians in designated areas, such as schools, parks and residential areasPRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU'RE A PEDESTRIANDo not walk in restricted zones (such as highways)Always use sidewalks and crosswalks when they're availableWear light or reflective clothing at nightDo 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 impairedKeep an eye out for oncoming traffic at all timesUse your cellphone responsibly! Texting while walking can be very distracting and can lead to serious accidentsSources: hsrcunu.edu, nhtsa.dot.gov
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