October is National Pedestrian Safety Month
Statewide (October 5, 2021) – The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) would like to remind you that October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. Every year, thousands of people are killed in pedestrian accidents, with thousands more injured. Most of these accidents are avoidable with proper safety habits.
In addition to distracted driving and inattentive pedestrians, many accidents occur due to a lack of safe paths. “A lack of safe crossings, sidewalks, or separated paths creates potentially fatal interactions where the pedestrian doesn’t stand a chance against a vehicle,” said KDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jenny Kramer. Thankfully, local Kansas governments are working hard to make their towns safer for pedestrians. Source: KDOT