Pedestrian Suffers Injuries in Accident on Woodville Highway in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – As reported in an online news article published by wctv.tv, one person sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident when the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Woodville Highway.*
According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Department, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Woodville Highway just north of Oak Ridge Road in an early morning accident. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Pedestrian Safety – Tips for All Motorists and Pedestrians to Consider
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)reminds motorists that everyone is a pedestrian at one time or another, and that following basic safety tips can help to prevent serious and potentially deadly accidents. While 2017 saw a reduction in the number of pedestrian deaths nationwide, with a drop of 1.7 percent from the prior year, pedestrian deaths still plague much of the nation.
To help reduce the incidence and severity of pedestrian accidents, the NHTSA has provided the following walking tips and driving tips for both motorists and pedestrians alike.
Walking Safety Tips
- Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic signals.
- Utilize sidewalks whenever they are available.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk towards traffic and as far away from the traffic as possible.
- Stay alert, and do not be distracted by mobile devices (i.e., don’t text or use social media apps while walking).
- Cross streets at crosswalks and intersections whenever possible.
- If no crosswalk or intersection is available for crossing, find a well-lit area to cross where you have the best view of traffic, allowing a large enough gap in traffic to ensure you have plenty of time to pass.
- Never assume a driver sees you and make eye contact with approaching drivers to help ensure they see you.
- Be visible at all times – wear bright clothing during the day and reflective gear at night.
- Be on the lookout for cars entering and exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots.
- Do not walk along a street while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Driving Safety Tips
- Be on the lookout for pedestrians at all times.
- Be extra cautious when driving with low visibility, such as during bad weather or at night-time when it is dark outside.
- Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or entering a crosswalk.
- Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and make sure to leave enough room for pedestrians to pass as well as to alert other drivers that pedestrians are walking along the crosswalk.
- Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk.
- Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Do not speed.
- Adhere to reduced school zone speed limits.
- Be cautious when backing up as pedestrians may be in your path.
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Source:https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Woodville-Highway-reopens-after--542151871.html and https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety
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