It’s the most
dangerous time
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:

Total of lighting-related collisions in Delaware
Fatal lighting-related collisions in Delaware

Pedestrian collisions where alcohol was a factor:

Total of alcohol-related collisions in Delaware
Fatal alcohol-related collisions in Delaware

Speed limit of pedestrian collisions:

Total of speed-related collisions in Delaware
Fatal speed-related collisions in Delaware

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.