Pedestrian safety is a serious issue. Like Bicyclists, pedestrians
always lose in a collision. Drive cautiously around pedestrians,
especially if they may cross your path. Stop for anyone
crossing the street on foot. Always yield to pedestrians
at crossings. Anticipate their movements. If you see children
in the area, slow down.
There were a total
of 4,654 pedestrian fatalities and an estimated 70,000 pedestrians
were injured in 2007. In Texas there was a total 387 pedestrian
Children can be hidden
in blind spots below the view of a driver in an SUV or other
tall vehicle. If there is a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk
don't pass it. It may be stopped for a pedestrian who is
hidden from your view.