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Safety Village of South Dakota

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The Reality on the Road

http://www.cdc.gov/features/pedestriansafety/

In 2008, more than 4,300 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 69,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages one pedestrian death in a crash every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.

Steps for Safety

Whenever you’re walking, keep these tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mind:

  • Be careful at intersections, where drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street.
  • Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing retro-reflective clothing.
  • Cross the street at a designated crosswalk.
  • It‘s much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.

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