Walking is one of the best things we can do to stay healthy, but only if we put safety first. We are seldom more vulnerable than when walking. It is important to pay attention to what is going on around us.
Phone Distracted Walking
Yes, this is a real thing. In fact, it has become such a big problem that for the first time, the National Safety Council has included statistics on mobile phone distracted walking.
The Vehicle Factor
Although more communities are trying to become more “walkable” by adding paths and pedestrian crossings improvements, there is still a long way to go. Parking lots, few or poor quality sidewalks, blind intersections and high traffic areas all contribute to pedestrian fatalities and injuries.
Heads Up, Phone Down
While pedestrian-vehicle injuries are the 5th leading cause of death for children ages 5-19, no age group is immune. Here are a few tips for children and adults of all ages:
Enjoy your time outside! But be safe out there!
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