Friday, September 13, 2013

Pedestrian Safety Campaign from NHTSA

From NHTSA:
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new set of tools to help communities combat the rising number of pedestrian deaths that have occurred over the last two years. As part of the Everyone is a Pedestrian campaign, the Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are launching a one-stop shop website with safety tips and resources for local leaders, city planners, parents and others involved in improving pedestrian safety.


"Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian," said Secretary Foxx. "We all have a reason to support pedestrian safety, and now, everyone has new tools to help make a difference."

The new Everyone is a Pedestrian website pulls pedestrian safety information from both NHTSA and FHWA, and provides safety tips and resources that communities can use to keep pedestrians safe. These resources include information for parents on teaching children about safe walking, reports on effective pedestrian projects for state highway safety offices, and guides for community pedestrian safety advocates.

"We continue to see high rates of pedestrian fatalities in major cities and across every demographic," said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. "To help stop the recent increase in deaths and injuries, we need everyone to play a role in pedestrian safety. Working with partners on the federal, state, local and individual level, we hope to turn this concerning trend around."

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