Pedestrians have the right of way
The streets in our neighborhoods should be safe places for people to walk. But many face traffic dangers just because they’re walking somewhere. Pedestrian fatalities make up about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities and there are approximately 4,000 pedestrian deaths.
The Federal Highway Safety Office has been working to decrease pedestrian deaths. They are providing extra resources to the cities and states with the greatest pedestrian fatalities. They also offer free assistance and courses to all of the states.
Parents need to protect their children from moving vehicles. Each year, nearly 900 pedestrians younger than 19 years are killed. In addition, 51000 children are wounded as pedestrians. Parents should keep their kids safe from cars backing out of the driveway. Parents should always hold their children’s hand in the parking lots. Explain to your child to never run out into a street for a ball, a pet or any other reason.
Adults need to keep safe when walking too. Cross streets safely by using the crosswalks. Look both left and right before you cross the road. Walk on sidewalks and paths.
Drivers need to be on the lookout for pedestrians. Always let the walker cross. On behalf of Gerber Collision and Glass, please help keep our pedestrians safe.