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Safety Village of South Dakota

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Safety Information




The Reality on the Road


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.