Risk Management Tip

Pedestrian Safety

According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is injured in the U.S. every eight minutes, and a pedestrian is killed every two hours. In 2010, emergency rooms treated injuries for about 1,500 pedestrians who were using a cell phone while walking – double the number from 2005. And in the sunshine state, pedestrian deaths are nearly double the national average. Here are some tips for protecting you and your children while walking, jogging or riding a bike: