Category Archives: Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle-Involved Crashes on the Rise in Virginia

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 30, 2023 Contact: Jessica Cowardin (804) 367-6834 Bicycle-Involved Crashes on the Rise in Virginia National Bicycle Safety Month is a reminder to look out for each other on Virginia’s roads RICHMOND —So far this year, there have been 160 bicycle-involved crashes on Virginia’s roadways, resulting in the deaths…
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2021 October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

 Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States, which accounted for 17% of all traffic fatalities in 2018. This equates to a traffic-related pedestrian death every 84 minutes. Use these materials to raise awareness of the…
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2021 Tips to Share With Your Community

To stay safe on the roads, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists need to respect each other. Drivers should look out for pedestrians by avoiding distractions and drive in relation to conditions as well as adhering to speed limits. Pedestrians should: Plan a route with safe crossings Avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert Dress to…
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