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2013-07-11 12:21:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. The videos can be viewed on the department's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniaDOT. "Whether you're in a vehicle or a pedestrian walking across the street, we all have equal responsibilities to think of safety first on our roadways," Schoch...

2013-06-10 08:25:42

Liberty Mutual Insurance Finds Most Pedestrians Admit to Dangerous Distracted Crossing Behavior, Despite Risk BOSTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The dangers of distracted driving have been widely reported, but few consider distracted crossing of streets and roads to be a major safety risk in this country. According to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Pedestrian Safety Survey unveiled today, 60 percent of pedestrians walk while texting, emailing, talking on the phone, or listening to...

2012-12-22 05:04:39

This weekend, the weekend before Christmas, is National Holiday Lifesavers Weekend and it kicks off with “Lights on for Life” Day on Friday. The Portland personal injury lawyers of Shulman DuBois LLC have created a list of tips to help keep drivers safe during these wet, dark days of holiday driving. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 National “Lights on for Life” Day asks drivers to keep their headlights on all day as a reminder to drive safe and as a way to...

2012-12-20 12:21:10

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of several high profile accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles, the Wisconsin law firm of Hupy and Abraham SC, has announced a public information campaign to create a greater awareness of Wisconsin and Illinois pedestrian traffic laws to educate both pedestrians and drivers. "In 2010, the US Department of Transportation's last reporting year, 4,300 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 were injured in the United States, including...

2012-09-27 14:20:06

Older New Yorkers Increasingly Opting to Walk, More Can be Done to Improve Safety for Growing Population Statement by Will Stoner Associate State Director, Livable Communities, AARP New York NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pedestrian and bicyclist safety is a crucial issue to AARP, across the nation and here in New York. We are alarmed at the increase of traffic fatalities reported in the newly released Management Report from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office. New...

Watch Where You're Going! Pedestrian Fatalities Increase
2012-08-08 05:39:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texting and talking on your cellphone are both activities that can lead pedestrians astray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently highlighted the danger of distracted pedestrians with its announcement regarding pedestrian fatalities due to car accidents, which increased by four percent in 2010. In the study, the authors stated that 4,280 pedestrians were involved in fatal car crashes in 2010. In...

Hey You! Look Up! Distracted Walking A Growing Concern
2012-07-31 06:26:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Talking on a phone and walking at the same time. Texting while not looking forward. Listening to music and playing a video game simultaneously. These are just a few examples of distracted walking. According to government officials and safety experts, distracted walking is a growing issue. The Associated Press recently reported that the number of injuries related to distracted walking has more than quadrupled over the past seven...

2012-04-11 02:20:34

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is excited to announce three new Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) across the nation and one that elevated its status. The "Walk Friendly" title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. PBIC recognizes these four communities for their...

2012-03-19 23:02:36

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman reviews the newly released Tri-State Campaign for Transportation report, Most Dangerous Roads for Walking. The report analyzed federal data for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey from 2008 to 2010. The New York auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of auto accident cases over the past 30 years. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Tri-State Campaign for Transportation (TSTC) released the Most Dangerous Roads for...

Distracted Walking Can Be Dangerous
2012-01-17 12:42:54

Do you ever wear your headphones on the go, listening to your favorite music on your iPhone or your MP3 player, and unaware to the world around you? Well if you do, then you should read this: According to a new US study, serious accidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones connected to their personal mobile devices such as iPods, have tripled over the past six years. An increase in the use of headphones while walking in the street has led to the dramatic rise in the number of...