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Pedestrian Safety Tips to Avoid Drunk Drivers During Holidays

Updated on: 11/7/2019

Holiday pedestrian accidents
The amount of drunken driving accidents are significantly higher during the holiday season. While you should be very cautious as a driver, you should also be just as safe as a pedestrian or cyclist.

Defensive Walking Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

• Be alert for approaching vehicles as they may not be alert to your presence.

• Be observant. When walking or exercising, maintain your situational awareness.

• Don’t walk/exercise distracted. Audio and communication devices can keep you from recognizing danger.

• Don’t use sound-blocking headphones to listen to music. It will obviously affect your ability to hear traffic coming.

• Follow the laws. Don’t cross roadways except at appropriate locations and don’t trespass on roadways which prohibit pedestrians.

• Don’t assume traffic will stop just because you enter a pedestrian crossing zone.

Davis Law Group is wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian collisions account for about 30% of all traffic fatalities involving children under the age of 15 years. NHTSA estimates that more than 22% of children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Roughly 19% of children involved in traffic fatalities under age 16 were pedestrians. And approximately 8% of all children under age 16 injured in a car accident were pedestrians.

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