Young People and Pedestrian Safety

Did you know unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19? Pedestrian safety is an extremely pressing issue throughout the five boroughs and in northern New Jersey.

Safekids.org lists the following ‘top tips’ to prevent pedestrian injury:

  • Teach kids to put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the street. It is particularly important to reinforce this message with teenagers.
  • It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Teach kids at an early age to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across.
  • Be a good role model. Set a good example by putting your phone, headphones and devices down when walking around cars. Read more here.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian knockdown contact us today.