It’s the most
of the year.
Follow these rules, because sometimes there’s no turning back.
- Cross only at crosswalks or intersections with signals or traffic signs.
- When walking at night, carry a flashlight or reflective items.
- Use sidewalks. If there isn’t one, walk facing traffic, as far off the edge of the road as possible.
- Be patient. Wait for cars to stop before stepping into a crosswalk.
- Do not walk under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For Drivers, make sure you:
- Yield to a pedestrian
- Slow down when in a heavily traffic pedestrian area
- Always keep an eye out for pedestrians
Pedestrian collisions factors in Delaware 2013-2017
Lighting during pedestrian collisions:
Pedestrian collisions where alcohol was a factor:
Speed limit of pedestrian collisions:
These numbers hit hard.
Depending on how fast a car is traveling, a driver may not be able to stop for a pedestrian in time. So you need to be aware. At 20 mph, there’s a 5 percent chance you’ll die. But at 40 mph, that number jumps all the way up to 85 percent.