Category Archives: Pedestrian Safety

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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SEPTEMBER IS BICYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS MONTH

Last year, 123 pedestrians died as a result of collisions with motor vehicles - a 7.9% increase compared to 2017. 13 bicyclists, 568 drivers, and 128 passengers died because of traffic crashes during the same period. In 2018, Virginia averaged one traffic crash every 4 minutes! Each day, 2.2 lives were lost and 182 people…
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