Monday, April 4, 2011

Drivers Can Prevent the Death of Those Who Walk and Bicycle

Be aware behind the wheel

Drivers -- we -- share the responsibility for preventing pedestrian-related deaths and injuries.

We Pledge To: Slow Down and Think about Who might be out on the road.

The difference between fatality rates of walkers increases from 5% at 20mph to 45% at 30mph.

When a driver slows, she might be able to stop before she hits another person. By expecting to see your neighbor walking a dog or a child on a bicycle -- and looking for them, you increase your chances of seeing them, and of not hitting them.

Saving a life today could be as easy as:

1. Slowing down.

2. Expecting to see people.

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