BLOOMINGTON, Ill.,
22
August
2019
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09:21 PM
America/Chicago

Be Wary When Walking

Walking is free, easy and a great way to get from one place to another. Yet walking, whether to school or for exercise, isn’t without its risks. Consider these statistics:

  • An estimated 6,200 pedestrians were killed in 2018, an increase of 250 from 2017.
  • Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased 41 percent since 2008, accounting for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • 60 percent of people texting while walking veered off course, according to a study by New York’s Stony Brook University.

Source: Governors Highway Safety Association