Pedestrian Safety

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Pedestrian Accidents

Take Steps to Improve Your Safety

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Safety is a Shared Responsibility

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle accidents, and more than 78,000 pedestrians suffer injury when hit by a car or truck. Locally, between 2008 and 2011, 111 pedestrians were killed in Palm Beach County and 180 pedestrians were killed in Broward County.

Walking Safety Tips:

  • Always walk in crosswalks. If a crosswalk is not available, always walk facing on-coming traffic.
  • Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and traffic signals.
  • Only cross streets at designated crosswalks.
  • Watch for traffic as vehicles often fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Never J-Walk.
  • Pay attention to turn signals before crossing the street.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing and carry a flashlight at night.
  • Do not drink alcohol or do drugs while walking or crossing a street.
  • Do not walk distracted – do not text or talk on the phone while walking.
  • Hold children’s hands when crossing the road.
  • Walk in well-lit areas for your safety.
  • Watch for drivers backing out of parking spaces and driveways.
  • Watch for poorly maintained walkways or debris on walkways.
  • Beware of construction zones or work zones.
  • Never assume a driver see you. Try to make contact with a driver as they approach.


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