Pedestrian Safety Infographic

Pedestrian Safety Infographic




Pedestrian Safety Content Summary

Pedestrian Safety : We CAN Make a Difference

The Data
Over 4400 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents
69,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents
1 pedestrian is killed every 2 hours
1 pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes
Nearly 75% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban settings
More than 50% of pedestrian fatalities are age 15 and under
Nearly 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur are without rain, snow or fog-so weather isn’t the problem
70% of pedestrian fatalities occur during nighttime hours
Nearly 20% of children 15 and younger who died in car crashes were pedestrians
35% of pedestrians killed were legally drunk

What Can You Do If You’re a Driver?

  • Always be on the lookout for pedestrians – especially at night
  • 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

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*Data from 2011
Sources:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.gov/)
Highway Safety Research Center, UNC (www.hsrc.unc.edu)

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