Your Role as a Pedestrian Most of us cross streets and highways everyday. We take for granted that we can cross without incident, because most of the time we do. However, sometimes we aren’t so fortunate. Each year approximately 7,000 pedestrians die and are injured in traffic related accidents. Young children and the elderly are more likely to be killed or injured in a pedestrian related traffic accident. SHARING THE ROAD WITH PEDESTRIANS
While it is easy to blame drivers, they are not always responsible for these crashes. All too often, pedestrians are the cause of such accidents. These senseless tragedies don’t have to happen. You can avoid potential injuries and even death by reviewing the advice for safe street crossing. You too will be a pedestrian on occasion. So learn and obey the commonsense rules when the roles are reversed. When you area pedestrian, do all you canto make yourself visible and to help prevent crashes.