Step Up Pedestrian Safety
To step up Pedestrian Safety, community leaders get Walked Up, about Crosswalks.
The heightened awareness in Public Safety comes amid a rise in Pedestrian Injuries in Oklahoma, and as Metro Cities Promote bicycling, Tulsa Tough 2013, more pedestrians find themselves in the danger zone.
Article by: Pedestrian Xings, pedestri.wordpress.com
Updated: December 14, 2013-01:36 p.m.
Tulsans increased Pedestrian Safety Awareness comes amid a rise in pedestrian injuries in Oklahoma and as more cities promote bicycling which puts more pedestrians in the danger zone.
People are raging mad drivers, maneuvering in and out of early morning traffic without paying much attention. Mid-afternoon and evening rush hour congestion exacerbates driver and pedestrian frustrations, as theyre making it home to the next episode(s) of their favorite T.V. sitcom. Neighborhood watch groups and Tulsa Community Members have noticed. And this has prompted some organizers to get involved.
Part of the problem is that drivers and bicyclists are more distracted. Watching movies on car TVs, texting with smart cell phone devices and talking to other drivers on the road or passengers. The explosive mix diversion ingredients have sparked new safety campaign initiatives this year. Many Tulsa Community Organizations including: the State of Oklahoma, the Federal Highway Administration and The Tulsa County Public Safety Office are offering education seminars on Pedestrian Crosswalk Awareness.
Since Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Federal Highway Administration have teamed with the Department of Public Safety, there has to be more intensive focus opportunities for our community leaders to become involved with.
Drivers are supposed to stop or yield to Pedestrians whether theyre in a marked crosswalk or not. While pedestrians are supposed to enter a crosswalk with both eyes open to proceed with caution. Theres definitely a shared responsibility. This issue does not get a lot of air-time. However, it is a problem that is easily fixed. It should not take a major catastrophe or another pedestrian tragedy to spur supporter action.
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