How Not To Get Hit

Posted By on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments


 

rotator_back_to_school_20171. PHONES DOWN, HEADS UP WHEN WALKING.

*One in four high school students crosses the street while distracted

2. Tempted to cross at mid-block? DON’T DO IT. TAKE THE EXTRA TIME TO CROSS AT THE CORNER.

* More than 70% of child pedestrian deaths occur by crossing somewhere other than an intersection.

3. BE ESPECIALLY ALERT WHEN IT’S DARK OUT, AND MAKE SURE DRIVERS CAN SEE YOU.

* ¾ of teen deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. when it’s dark out.

4. LOOK LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT BEFORE CROSSING AND CONTINUE LOOKING IN ALL DIRECTIONS WHILE CROSSING.

* About 1 in 5 child pedestrian deaths happen at intersection.

5. Best to walk on sidewalks or paths. NO SIDEWALK? WALK FACING TRAFFIC AS FAR AWAY FROM VEHICLES AS POSSIBLE

* Sidewalks reduce pedestrian crashes by about 90%

6. WATCH OUT FOR CARS BACKING UP IN PARKING LOTS AND DRIVEWAYS.

* Every month 7 kids under 5 years old are killed by a car backing up.

7. PAUSE AT EACH LANE OF TRAFFIC AND MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVERS.

* 80+% pedestrians die when hit by car traveling 40 mph or faster. Less than 10% die when hit at 20 MPH or less.

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