Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CDC Tips on Pedestrian Safety

"In 2008, more than 4,300 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 69,000 pedestrians were injured," according to the CDC's Injury Center.  "This averages one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes."  The CDC recommends:

•Being espacially careful at intersections, where drivers often fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.

•Increasing your visibility at night, by carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing.

•Crossing streets at a designated crosswalks.

•Walking on sidewalks, but when you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.

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