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Posted on: September 1, 2022

September is Pedestrian Safety Month

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Mariano Matos III/Sergeant Kyle Lafond

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Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

Coachella, La Quinta, Calif. – September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking.

Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 people, or an average of 20 people every day, died after being struck by a vehicle last year – an 11.5% increase from 2020 and a 40-year high.

“People should not feel in danger walking,” Sgt. Matos said. “Drivers, please slow down and be aware of people who are walking. If we all look out for one another, we can all get where we need to go safely.”

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers safe driving and walking tips, including staying off the phone when behind the wheel or walking:

Drivers

  • Do not speed, and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
  • Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
  • Never drive impaired.

Pedestrians

  • Be predictable. Use signalized crosswalks where drivers may anticipate foot traffic.
  • Watch for approaching vehicles and practice due care crossing the street. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to stop.
  • Make it easier for drivers to see you at night – wear light colors, reflective material and use a flashlight.

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