Pedestrians injured in road traffic accidents
Almost every single one of us is a pedestrian on a daily basis, whether we walk to school, to work, or just to the shops once we have parked the car.
Of all road users pedestrians are the most likely to be seriously injured in a road traffic accident. That is why pedestrians are given right of way by motorists
and other road users.
In 2012, 5,979 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured in the UK. Of particular concern was the number of young pedestrians killed or seriously injured: 26% were aged under 16; of those 8% were aged up to 7 and 18% were aged between 8 and 15. The higher the speed limit on any particular road, the higher the risk to pedestrians.
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We all remember learning the Green Cross Code at school but as we grow up we often tend to forget to follow it. Practising the Green Cross Code benefits pedestrians of all ages and will go a long way to protecting you.