Crosswalk Safety

What is the most dangerous thing an average person does on a daily basis?

Hello Monica, I would say crossing the street is the most dangerous thing. Consider these: Accident Rates at Signalized Intersections – ScienceDirect.com https://www.sciencedirect.com/sc…… by E Shesterov – ‎2017 Signalized intersections remain among the most common elements of street and road networks and types of traffic control. This is due to the fact that traffic … (75 annual values of accidents) show an …

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What’s your opinion on the safety of pedestrian crosswalks?

In UK they are pretty good and certainly useful in avoiding jaywalking. They are noticeable for the quaint “Belisha Beacons” that are a yellow ball flashing on a black and white pole – often with no traffic lights (that’s a Pelican Crossing). Best feature, they have a 20m zigzag either side which is a no …

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Occupational Hazard: What Are the Most Dangerous Things You Do Everyday?

There are many commonplace activities that put people in danger without them even realizing it. It is crazy to think of all the potential for disaster can occur just in everyday life. Here are several hazardous activities that you may be doing yourself. Getting Out of Bed Getting out of bed is something that everyone …

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Crosswalk Safety: A Look at Injury and Fatality Statistics

The presence of a crosswalk isn’t enough to ensure a pedestrian’s safety on the road.  Many choose to jaywalk and avoid using designated crosswalks, while others use the crosswalk incorrectly or fail to comply by the provided traffic signals.  That’s why it’s not just important for there to be a crosswalk in place, but that …

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Whether you walk, bike or drive, take 5 seconds to follow crosswalk safety guidelines.

Pedestrians: • Always cross at marked crosswalks. You forfeit your rights as a pedestrian if you cross elsewhere. • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left to make sure the road is clear in both directions before crossing. • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver to be sure s/he sees you …

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