Be Street Smart
Here are the cold hard facts, but together we can change them for the better – and make Scotland’s built-up areas even safer places to live.
Q. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF PEDESTRIANS ARE INJURED IN BUILT-UP AREAS?
A. 96% of injury accidents involving pedestrians happen in built-up areas.
Q. SHOULD THE ROAD CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE AN IMPACT ON MY DRIVING?
A. Yes, it’s incredibly important to drive at an appropriate speed for the environment and conditions.
Q. HOW MANY PEOPLE HELP THE ENVIRONMENT BY WALKING?
A. Two thirds of people walk as a method of transport at least once a week.
Q. HOW MANY DRIVERS CONSCIOUSLY CHECK FOR PEDESTRIANS?
A. Unfortunately less than half of drivers (47%) look out for pedestrians at junctions.
Q. HOW MANY PEDESTRIAN CASUALTIES HAPPEN AT JUNCTIONS?
A. Half (52%) of pedestrian casualties happen at junctions.
Q. WHEN ARE ADULT PEDESTRIANS MOST VULNERABLE?
A. Adult pedestrian casualties peak between 4-6 pm on weekdays and 1-3 pm at weekends.
Q. WHEN ARE CHILD PEDESTRIANS MOST VULNERABLE?
A. Child pedestrian casualties peak between 3-5 pm on weekdays and 2-6 pm at weekends.
These facts drive home how important it is to take extra care in built-up areas. Think about them next time you’re behind the wheel and remember, in town, slow down.