Pedestrian Safety Tips

No matter which mode of transportation one chooses; be it car, truck, or bicycle, consideration must still be made when acting as a pedestrian. According to “Everyone is a Pedestrian”, brought to the general public by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2012, totaling 4,743 deaths.”

This figure is especially astounding when one considers that, as mentioned by the NHTSA, a pedestrian is killed approximately every two hours and injured through a traffic accident every seven minutes on average. Moreover, 3% of those injured in traffic crashes are typically pedestrians, according to the NHTSA.

As noted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration is working hard to ensure that awareness is raised of the potential dangers that roadways can pose to pedestrians. A part of that awareness is educating the public on ways that they can ensure their safety when acting as pedestrians on the road.

With this in mind, here are a few safety tips to take note of when you are walking on Texas roads.

Safety Tips

Parents and Children

Although, it is important for drivers to use caution around pedestrians, it is equally important that individuals using walkways and travelling by foot do their part.

Source:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/everyoneisapedestrian/index.html