People age 65 and older account for nearly 20% of all pedestrian fatalities. Learn how to stay safe as a senior pedestrian in a society of constantly distracted drivers.
According to NHTSA data, one pedestrian dies as a victim of a car accident every 1.5 hours (2016).
Further, 2012 data reveals seniors account for a whopping 19.7% of all such fatalities.
So, seniors (defined as those 65 and older) are clearly highly vulnerable to losing their lives when acting as pedestrians.
If you’re a senior citizen, how can you avoid becoming a statistic? Fortunately, you have a lot you can do to keep yourself safe:
If possible, avoid walking in low-light conditions altogether. Walking at dusk or dawn makes you hard to see, and drivers won’t even necessarily expect to see you.
So, walk when it’s bright and sunny out.
However, if you have to walk at certain times, wear bright, reflective clothing that makes you […]