Pedestrian Safety Tips to Avoid Drunk Drivers During Holidays

Holiday pedestrian accidents
The amount of drunken driving fatalities and 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

Pedestrians 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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