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Turns through a crosswalk put pedestrians in danger

As a pedestrian, the first thing you should do to stay safe is to always obey the signals at a crosswalk. Do not try to dart across the road just because it looks clear. Wait for the walk signal, when you know you have the right of way and cars have been stopped at the light.

What can motorists do to avoid head-on crashes?

Head-on collisions occur when two cars traveling in opposite directions from one another crash into each other. Fortunately, they're one of the least common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in California and the rest of the country. However, they often result in serious injuries when they occur. Head-on crashes are completely avoidable though.

The main reasons drivers drift out of their lanes

When a driver drifts out of their lane, it puts everyone in serious danger. On a multi-lane road like an interstate, it can force other drivers off of the road. On a two-lane highway with oncoming traffic, it can cause a devastating head-on collision.

Can 3 dimensional crosswalks protect pedestrians from being hit?

Some fourth-graders in Massachusetts have come up with an innovative way to try and curb pedestrian accidents near their school. They want other schools in their district and other parts of the country to adopt and implement their idea as well.

What to tell children about road safety

The road is certainly a dangerous place for children. While life in general has gotten much safer for kids over the last two hundred years, the invention of the car really put them at risk. Many kids get hit every year and suffer serious injuries. Some pass away.

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