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TxDOT Launches “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” Campaign

Destiny Baker3 years ago

According to a media release by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), both pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents are on the rise. In response, TxDOT has launched its “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign.

Texas Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Statistics

  • According to the TxDOT website pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents are on the rise.
  • In 2012, Texas recorded approximately 5,000 pedestrian accidents.
  • Of these, nearly 3,000 resulted in injury and 481 resulted in death.
  • Texas also reported 2,000 bicycle accidents.
  • About 1,450 of these accidents resulted in serious injury and 56 resulted in death.
  • In all, Texas saw a 13.2% increase in pedestrian accidents and a 19.1% increase in bicycle accidents over 2011.
  • In response to these rising numbers, TxDOT has launched “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.”

“Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” Safety Tips

Tips posted by the Texas Department of Transportation

  • Pay attention – put your phone down.
  • Obey posted speed limits.
  • Be on the lookout for bicyclists on the highway and at intersections.
  • When passing a bicyclist, move to another lane, if possible, and offer plenty of room.
  • Watch for bicyclists who may need to maneuver around potholes and debris.
  • Be on the lookout for – and yield to – pedestrians, especially when approaching crosswalks, intersections and buses.
  • Watch for children who may dart across the street to catch a school bus.
  • Regardless of which directions you’re traveling, always stop for school buses with flashing red lights.
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