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[xa_slide title=”Pedestrian Accident Statistics” icon=”Select Icon—“]In 2012, over 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic related accidents in the United States. Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.[/xa_slide]
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- Pedestrians can increase their visibility at night by using a flashlight and wearing light-colored and reflective clothing.
- Whenever possible, especially in urban areas, pedestrians should cross the street at designated crosswalks or intersections.
- In Utah, and all other states, it is much safer to walk on a sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, you can reduce your risk of a pedestrian accident by walking on the shoulder of the road facing traffic.
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- In Utah, there were 28 pedestrian fatalities last year. You can greatly reduce your chance of being involved in a traffic accident in Salt Lake City or anywhere else in Utah by following the above safety tips
- It’s also important, as a pedestrian, to watch out for Trax train traffic and bicyclists in the bike lane
- If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, your attorneys at The Advocates know the local traffic laws inside and out