With already 27 reported pedestrian fatalities in NYC this year, we need to take precautionary measures as pedestrians for our own safety and the safety of our community.
Vision Zero is helping to create a safer community, but we as individuals need to exercise caution as well!
Who Is At Risk?
Pedestrians of all ages are at risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident, however some people are at higher risk than others:
•Males are more likely to die or be injured in traffic-related accidents than females.
•Teens and young adults ages 15-29 are more likely to be treated in the ER for crash-related injuries compared to other age groups.
•The rate of pedestrians death generally increase with age.
•Impaired pedestrians – those under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to be involved in a traffic-related accident
How Do I Exercise Safety?
Take precautionary measures by following these simple pedestrian safety tips:
•Cross the street at designated crosswalks
•Look both ways at busy intersections where drivers may fail to yield or are speeding
•Cross only when you have the right of way
•Walk on the sidewalk when available – never walk in the road
•Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing bright colored clothing.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian-related accident, contact our firm for a free consultation today. We will fight for the money you deserve.
For more information on pedestrian safety, visit the CDC website.