When children return to the classroom in this post-pandemic environment, traffic will ramp up again, particularly before the start of each school day and after the final bell rings. Employers can prepare by working with employees to promote safe driving habits to keep the walkways and roadways safe for pedestrians.
You’ve heard it said that sharing is caring, right? Well, if we pull together to share the roads, we can reverse a trend that has resulted in pedestrian traffic injuries and fatalities climbing to their highest levels in 30 years.
Nearly half of pedestrian crash deaths across the U.S. involve alcohol for the driver and/or the pedestrian, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of these incidents occur at night and away from intersections.
During the day, everyone is a pedestrian at some point. People walk in their neighborhoods and through parking lots, and escort little ones to the bus before heading off to work. Everyone can benefit from a few simple safety reminders. Post these on a bulletin board at your workplace or share on your company’s intranet as part of a back-to-school pedestrian safety campaign: