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7 safety tips for avoiding accidents with pedestrians

The summer months bring warm weather, with more and more pedestrians and runners outside, sharing the roadsides and crossing intersections. With school children going back to class in the coming weeks, even more pedestrians will be out throughout Hudson and Western Wisconsin.

Distracted pedestrians are being hit more often

Distracted driving has gotten a ton of press lately, especially when drivers are distracted because they are talking or texting on their phones. However, research shows that pedestrians are also distracted as well, at an ever-increasing rate.

Many driver actions contribute to pedestrian accidents

Walking to get from one place to another is an everyday part of life for most people in the state of Wisconsin. What few people likely think about is that under certain circumstances it can be dangerous. This is particularly true when motor vehicles are around. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, close to 5,000 pedestrians lose their lives in auto-pedestrian accidents each year. In 2012, around 76,000 were hurt in accidents such as these.

Keeping pedestrians who are children safe

In most cases parents and guardians want to do everything they can to keep their children safe. As a result, while with their kids most spend a lot of time trying to anticipate issues that could arise and keep them safe. Once children reach a certain age however, that is not practical and parents need to make sure their kids know how to act in certain situations.

Tips for having a safe Halloween

There is no question that Halloween is a holiday enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the state of Wisconsin. Many children who are usually at home eating dinner or doing homework are thrilled by the prospect of being outside after dark, often running from house to house for free candy. While experiencing this thrill it is important that young people are also aware of their surroundings and follow traffic laws regarding when and where to cross streets. Doing so could result in fewer pedestrian accidents occurring.

Federal program focuses on changes to make pedestrians safer

Anywhere motor vehicles operate there is a risk of a collision occurring. While a collision may involve another vehicle, pedestrians, in the form of walkers and bicyclists, also need to be on alert. When a car or truck hits a pedestrian the injuries can be devastating. Depending on the circumstances they might even lead to death.

With return of children to school pedestrian accidents increase

There is no question that most people would say that children are one of the greatest treasures in life. Accordingly, parents and caretakers go out of their way to make sure they are kept safe on a regular basis. Because it is impossible for a parent or caretaker to be with a child all of the time there are situations where one has to hope that either others will look out for their child or the lessons passed along to a child will stick. One of the situations where that could arise is when children are crossing the street.

Affluence of neighborhood impacts pedestrian accident death rate

Anywhere a car is being operated there is the possibility that it could be involved in an accident. Sometimes those accidents involved other vehicles. In other situations however a vehicle might strike a pedestrian. In this type of accident there is a great risk that the person struck will suffer serious injuries. Sometimes those injuries will be so serious that they will lead to death.

Woman struck by car while crossing street in crosswalk

Most pedestrians throughout the nation rely upon crosswalks and signal lights to let them know when to cross a street. While these signals provide some guidelines regarding what actions should be taken and when, they may also provide pedestrians with a false sense of security regarding their safety. Though many motorists do adhere to the rules of the road where pedestrians are concerned, for a variety of reasons, others do not.

Bar patrons injured when car crashes into building

There are a variety of reasons that someone who resides in Western Wisconsin might cross the border into Minnesota. When they do, the first city that they encounter is the state’s capital, St. Paul. While often considered the quieter half of the Twin Cities, nonetheless, St. Paul has restaurants and bars that are popular with people who live throughout the metro area. Recently, patrons of one of those establishments, the Bulldog Bar, were undoubtedly shocked when a vehicle crashed into the building, shortly after midnight.

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