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  • Pedestrian Safety

  • If you enjoy walking through beautiful Orange County, you’re not alone. We walk for exercise, to do errands, to visit friends, and to get to work. By leaving the car at home, we help ourselves and the environment.

    Most walks are safe and uneventful. Unfortunately, collisions happen. In 2013, according to the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,735 pedestrians were killed in crashes, more than 12 people every day of the year. There were also 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries, nearly one injury every eight minutes. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, one out of every four fatal traffic crash victims in Orange County is a pedestrian.

    On Monday, January 26, 2015 Paul Zykofsky of the Local Government Commission presented at OCTA Headquarters during a pedestrian safety workshop. You can see his presentation here. The presentation was followed by a roundtable discussion about education, engineering and enforcement activities to improve pedestrian safety throughout Orange County.

    Don’t be a statistic. Practice smart, safe walking using the accompanying resources. Take our pedestrian safety quiz at BeRoadSmart.net and test your street smarts!

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