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Everyone Is A Pedestrian

Crossing Advice For Pedestrians

Most of us cross streets every day. We take for granted that we can cross without incident, because most of the time we do. But sometimes we aren't so fortunate.

Picture of Walking Figure. Each year about 7,000 pedestrians die and 100,000 are injured in traffic accidents. Young children and the elderly are more likely to be killed or injured in a pedestrian crash.

While it is easy to blame drivers, they are not always responsible for these accidents. All too often, pedestrians are the cause of accidents.

These senseless tragedies don't have to happen. You can avoid potential injuries and even death by reviewing the advice for safe street crossing.

Crossing Rules For Pedestrians
Always follow these steps when crossing a street:

Traffic Signal Messages And Their Meanings
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