Having the necessary parking lot and garage safety products is not only a necessity for protecting your facility, but is also for the safety of pedestrians.
This year the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, created a campaign around improving the safety of pedestrians and preventing traffic crashes - Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) 2011, “Focus 360°: Getting there safely is everyone’s business.”
Here are some interesting facts pertaining to pedestrian accidents:
- On average in 2009, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and inured every nine minutes in traffic crashes.
- Hybrid vehicles were found to be twice as likely to be involved in pedestrian crashes at low speeds compared to cars with conventional engines.
- One in 6 drivers traveling through an active school zone is distracted by the use of cell phones, electronics, eating/drinking.