This past weekend there was a death in one of our friends family. It was her little cousin that happens to have been a friend of my two older boys and they all went to the same school. She was a victim of a hit and run. They have the person responsible for it.....My post that for some reason never posted was a much angrier one.... Maybe that is good it got lost....so I am just posting this instead....
I have calmed down a little and decided to post something positive...below you will see a list of tips to help protect yourself. Read them, Print them, and share them with your family and friends. You never know what the day will bring so be prepared and do everything you can to protect family and friends.....peace zane
The AAA Foundation analysis showed that approximately 11 percent of all police reported crashes involve a hit and run driver, and that the problem is especially alarming for pedestrians. "About 60 percent of the people killed in hit and run crashes are pedestrians," said Peter Kissinger, President (and CEO Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.
..... Click the link for more information. of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, adding that "1 in 5 pedestrian fatalities involve hit and run drivers."
From 1994 to 2003, a total of 14,914 people were killed in hit and run crashes in the United States, The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , according to the Foundation's analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System Fatality Analysis Reporting System(FARS) was created in the United States by NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) to provide an overall measure of highway safety, to help suggest solutions, and to help provide an objective basis to evaluate the effectiveness and General Estimates System databases.
"Deadly hit and run crashes most often occur on weekends and during the evening," said Peter Kissinger. Fifty-eight percent of fatal hit and run crashes occur on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; forty-seven percent of fatal hit and run crashes occur between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
"The best way for pedestrians to avoid being a hit and run victim is to be an alert pedestrian," said Kissinger.
The Foundation offers the following tips to help keep pedestrians safe around traffic:
--Obey traffic signals
--Look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street even when in a crosswalk
--Watch for turning vehicles when crossing
--Remain alert and aware of cars as they approach and pass you
--Do not assume drivers see you because you see them
--When sidewalks are not present, walk as far away from the roadway as possible
--If walking at night wear retro reflective and light-colored clothing
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is an independent, publicly funded, 501 (c)(3) charitable research and educational organization established in 1947 by the American Automobile AssociationAmerican Automobile Association (AAA), federation of American automobile clubs, est. 1902. AAA provides a number of benefits to its members, including emergency road service; national and international travel assistance, e.g.
..... Click the link for more information.. The AAA Foundation's mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce the impact when they do occur.