Posts tagged "Auto-Pedestrian Accidents"

You can run safely at night. Here's how.

This time of year, with the shorter days, you may have no choice but to run after dark. You still want to get those daily runs in, but your work schedule means you can't go until after dinner, and the sun is usually long down by the time you hit the road.

Why do we tell children to look left, then right, then left?

When explaining to children how to cross the street, it's most common to tell them to look left, then right, then left again. This advice also goes for adults, but it's generally assumed that they already know how to do it.

Cellphone usage contributes to auto-pedestrian accidents

You can hardly watch a television show or surf the internet without seeing at least one public service announcement (PSA) regarding cellphones and distracted driving. But despite their good intentions, these PSAs seem to be missing their targets.

Night myopia means drivers don't see pedestrians

Drivers struggle to see pedestrians at night for many reasons. Reduced visibility is perhaps the biggest; with less light, pedestrians simply blend into the shadows and drivers have a hard time spotting them. For instance, a driver turning left at a light may not see a pedestrian in the opposite crosswalk and could turn directly into them.

Pedestrians need to take more precautions to avoid being struck

A report recently published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows how 36,000 Americans died on U.S. roadways in 2018. This is the lowest the traffic fatality rate has been in this country since 2014. While the number of motorists that being killed is declining every year, the number of pedestrians that are dying is steadily increasing.

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.

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