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Personal Safety Lights

We are all about Safety at Safety and Security Solutions. Please check out selection of hands free lights for walking or running, as well as easy to use flashlights and even a cell phone light. There are some sobering statistics regarding your safety as a pedestrian walker or runner that we have included below to motivate you to adopt safety solutions for you and your loved ones.

 

Pedestrian Injury Statistics

Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk. Teens have a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths. 

There were a total of 4,743 pedestrian fatalities in 2012; the 14-and-younger age group accounted for 5% of those fatalities. More than one-fifth (22%) of the traffic fatalities in the 14-and-younger age group were pedestrians.

In 2011, pedestrian deaths accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, and made up 3% of all the people injured in traffic crashes.

In 2011, almost 3/4 (73%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting. Over 2/3 (70%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersections versus at intersections. 88% of pedestrian fatalities occurred during normal weather conditions (clear/cloudy), compared to rain, snow and foggy conditions. A majority of the pedestrian fatalities (70%) occurred during the nighttime (6 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.). 

In 2011, over 1/5 (21%) of all children between the ages of 10 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Children age 15 and younger accounted for 6 percent of the pedestrian fatalities in 2011 and 19 percent of all pedestrians injured in traffic crashes.

If a pedestrian is struck by a car at 40 mph, there is an 85% chance of death. This percentage drops to 45% at 30 mph and 5% at 20 mph. Thus, slowing vehicle speeds not only reduces the chance of an accident (less stopping distance required), but it also reduces the chance of a pedestrian fatality. 

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Safety Tips for Pedestrians


Walk on a sidewalk or path when one is available.

If no sidewalk or path is available, walk on the shoulder, facing traffic Stay alert; don’t be distracted by electronic devices, including smart phones, MP3 players, and other devices that take your eyes (and ears) o the road.

Be cautious night and day when sharing the road with vehicles. Never assume a driver sees you (he or she could be distracted, under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or just not see you). Make eye contact with drivers as they approach.

Be predictable. Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections when possible. is where drivers expect pedestrians.

If a cross walk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.

Be visible. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your judgment and coordination.

NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590

  

More Statisitics Regarding Your Safety at Night

About 5,000 pedestrians and 1,000 cyclists are killed annually by motor
vehicles. 95,000  are injured.
Over 66% of accidents occur in the dark.

National Safety Council

 

The use of reflectors has been shown to increase the visibility of  

pedestrians by a factor of five.

Federal Highway Administration

 

“In a survey of safety specialists, reflectorizing countermeasures were
identified as having the highest overall
rating as a means for reducing school children accidents occurring during
darkness.”

U.S. Department of Transportation

 

The chance of being hit by a motorist in the dark is eight times lower when
wearing a reflector.

Independent Scandinavian Study


Nationwide, 15% of all traffic fatalities are pedestrians or cyclists, and
in large cities they account for nearly
50% of all traffic fatalities.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

A University of Michigan study concluded that retro-reflectors on wrists and ankles
increased pedestrian nighttime recognition distances to motorists by 60% to 80%.

University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute.

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A person dressed completely in black wearing a thumb sized reflector is
visible at greater distances than a person dressed completely in white.”

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety