For your consideration
These facts say it all.
You’re 1 ½ times more likely to be killed in a collision as a pedestrian than you are as a passenger in a vehicle.
Our roads are getting safer … for everyone but pedestrians. On average, pedestrian injuries and fatalities are going up by 5% annually.
‘Vulnerable road users’ – that’s pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists – make up half of all road traffic deaths.
On average, there is one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.
In Canada and the U.S., pedestrians account for almost a quarter of all road deaths.
Over a quarter of all pedestrian vehicle collision result from left-hand turning vehicles.
Most dangerous time of day? Almost a third of all pedestrian fatalities occur within just three hours: between 3pm and 6pm.
Wearing white at night won’t save you. Reflectivity considerably improves your chances of being seen. Clothing with new state-of-the-art retroflectivity further enhances visibility by gathering and returning light to its source, e.g. headlights.