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Pedestrian Safety

Everyone is a pedestrian at some point. Every time you leave your house, walk into a store, cross the street with your child, go for a jog or walk through a park, you are a pedestrian.

While fatalities from traffic crashes have decreased over the past decade, the number of pedestrian fatalities has fluctuated very little. According to NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, pedestrian deaths in 2012 accounted for 14 percent of all traffic related fatalities. You might walk for fun, for your health or as a means of transportation. Whatever the reason, everyone is a pedestrian at some point, and everyone plays a role in keeping our roadways safe.


2014 AAA Video Safety Matters from AAA Public Affairs.

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Tips for Pedestrian Safety

Drivers and pedestrians alike share the responsibility of keeping themselves and others on the road safe. Here are some practical safety tips and guidelines for overall Pedestrian Safety. Read More »

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Types of Pedestrians

There are many types of pedestrians. From the moment people take their first steps--and for every step after that--they will encounter various scenarios that require a unique focus for ensuring pedestrian safety. Concerns will continuously evolve as pedestrians navigate through the various stages of life. Read More »

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Pedestrian Collisions

Unlike vehicle-on-vehicle collisions, pedestrians involved in a crash are not protected by a car’s crumple zone, seat belts, or airbags. Pedestrians are just as responsible for their own safety around vehicles as are the motorists who operate them. Here are some common pedestrian-vehicle collisions and how to avoid them. Read More »

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Pedestrian Signs and Signals

Pedestrians should be aware of all traffic signs and signals that govern vehicles on the road, as well as signs specific to their own safety. This will help ensure overall pedestrian safety by making sure all those on the road are following the same rules. Read More »