In a crash between a car and a person - the car will always win.
Follow these tips so you don't lose...
- Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available.
- If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles. Failure to obey the law carries a $54 fine (court costs additional; C.39:4-32, 33)
- Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.
- Always walk facing traffic.
- Obey traffic signals, especially “Walk/Don’t Walk.”
- Remain alert! Don’t assume that cars are going to stop.
- Wear reflective clothing when walking at night.
- Stay sober. Walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck.
How Do Teens Cross the Road?
Teen age pedestrian injuries are on the rise. In the last five years, pedestrian injuries among 16-19 year olds increased 25% over the previous five years. Older teens now account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children 19 and younger.
How big of a problem is distraction?
Safe Kids conducted a survey of middle school and high school students across the country and this is what they found out:
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