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Pedestrian Safety

Unfortunately, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes is on the rise nationwide — and everyone has been a pedestrian at some point. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash every 9 minutes and killed every 71 minutes on average. This is why pedestrian safety is a major priority of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO).

With this in mind, drivers should always:

  1. Watch for pedestrians.
  2. Maintain safe speeds.
  3. Use headlights in the dark and bad weather.
  4. Avoid driving when drowsy or impaired by drugs and alcohol.

That said, the responsibility doesn’t fall solely on the drivers. To stay safe, follow the below safety tips.

Last Modified on Nov 28, 2023
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