Archive | January, 2008

Walk Safely – Pedestrian Safety Tips!

Posted on 29 January 2008 by Monica Zech

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Cross the street only at intersections. Do not jaywalk. Never run or dash into the street.

Use marked crosswalks where available. Wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at night. Carry a flashlight when walking in the dark.

Stop at the curb and look left, right, and left again before you step into the street. Be sure to evaluate the distance and speed of oncoming traffic before you step out into the street to ensure that a vehicle has adequate distance in which to stop safely.

Do not cross in the middle of the street or between parked cars. Drivers are not expecting pedestrians to cross mid-block and you are more likely to be hit if you do this.

At intersections, scan over your shoulder for turning vehicles. Make eye contact with the driver of a stopped car while crossing in front or in back of it — making sure that the driver knows you are there. This is also important for cars that might be backing out of driveways.

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Great Website Links On Safety – I Use These In My Research

Posted on 25 January 2008 by Monica Zech

Here are some great websites I use in my research:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Check their Catalog Materials page for free safety information materials.

NHTSA additional resource links

Vehicle Testing:

Buying a car, or checking on the crash testing of your current car:

NHTSA Vehicle Testing

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

IIHS

Here’s another good one – “Is Your Car Safe?” – Safer Car.gov

Safer Car.org

Here’s another one I just found – Stop Impaired Driving.org:

Stop Impaired Driving

Here is an excellent list of resources in regards to Child Safety:

Child Safety Resource List

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