Lets face it MP3's, cell phones, and texting can be devastating distractions for drivers; every street corner has even more distractions creating a mural of activity. What you wear and how easily you're seen can mean the difference between a safe workout and a trip to the ER. High Visibility colors, Reflective Apparel and LED Lighting can be a lifesaver when it comes to personal safety.
In 2010 there was loss of 4,280 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes and another 618 deaths in bicycle/motor vehicle accidents. Thats almost fourteen people every day of the year and up over 4% from 2009. The highest percentage of pedestrian fatalities occurs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by 9 p.m. to midnight. More pedestrian collisions occur between October and February.
Those who get their exercise outdoors in the evening or in the early morning may be putting themselves in danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when standard time begins in the fall, the average number of fatal pedestrian accidents climbs 400 percent.
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