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16-year-old killed in traffic accident with road grader

No one should have to go through the death of a child. It's a tragic loss that comes far too soon. Pedestrian accidents often involve children, some due to children not understanding the risks, while others are caused by dangerous drivers on the roads.

What is a walking school bus?

Walking to school is something lots of children do every day. While many carpool or head to school on buses, a great number of children enjoy the exercise or live so close to school that it just makes more sense to walk. Walking to school seems simple, but it isn't always the case. If there are no sidewalks, for example, children are at risk of being struck by cars as they walk alongside roadways.

Are pedestrian accidents increasing each year?

Traffic fatalities in the U.S.rose quickly in the last several years, hitting a seven-year high in 2015. What is perhaps most interesting and disturbing about this is that cyclists and pedestrians have been the victims of these accidents a disproportionate amount, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

What you should know about staying safe on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve can be a busy, exciting night, but drinking can make a fun night go wrong if precautions aren't taken. Interestingly, because New Year's Eve often leads to intoxication and is a holiday where many people don't work in the health care sector, New Year's Day is actually one of the most dangerous days in the year to go to the hospital; if you're involved in an accident, you're at a higher risk of death due to fewer staff members being on call. Heart attacks and other natural causes of death also spike between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Child in critical condition after pedestrian accident in Iowa

When your child has to walk to a school bus stop or cross a road to get to school, you might worry that an accident could happen. When drivers are cautious and aware of their surroundings, they help prevent accidents. When they aren't, it's far too easy for a pedestrian to get hit, even at an intersection.

Pedestrian safety: Keeping safer on the roads

Pedestrians are a vulnerable group of people. They have little protection against a car accident, leaving victims to fight for their lives in many cases. Drivers can keep these people safer by being cautious at intersections and crosswalks, where most people will be crossing the road.

Prevent parking lot accidents with these tips

Parking lots are one of the areas that people tend to feel safest. Cars aren't usually being driven through them at high speeds, and most vehicles aren't moving at all. Pedestrians can walk around the lot without many risks, and when cars are coming, they're usually easy to see.

What are some facts about pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrians are always at risk when they're near roads or busy intersections, because they have little protection against the weight and impact of vehicles. In 2013, it was reported that 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes all around the United States; that equates to one crash-related death every two hours.

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