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Pedestrian Safety Manual

Introduction

Many people know the horror of fatal accidents on our roads. Of the 10 thousand killed every year, more than 40% are pedestrians. Drivers MUST avoid pedestrians - though they are the least regulated or controlled of road users. They are the most difficult to persuade into safer road conduct. Neither the law, nor protective measures built onto our roads seem able to make impression.

Statistics show:

  • It is important to be visible at night
  • Alcohol must be avoided

On the other hand, pedestrians can misjudge the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles. A misunderstanding or non - adherence to basic rules of the road can lead to crashes.

Original version compiled by

Section Education And Communication:
Division Road Traffic Management
Department of Transport - R.S.A
In conjunction with Provincial Departments of Transport

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