It’s Pedestrian Safety Week Across Missouri

It’s a weeklong emphasis on roadway safety. Karen Johnson has details.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is announcing a week-long campaign through June 18th focusing on pedestrian safety. The campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers, educating both about being alert and what to watch out for to ensure everyone is safe.In 2017, 98 pedestrians were killed in Missouri and 264 were seriously injured. The top pedestrian contributing factors involved were failure to yield, alcohol or drug impairment, and distraction/inattention.”We want to be sure that citizens are as safe as possible in all modes of transportation,” said MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood. “We encourage all drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to make safe choices so everyone, no matter the mode of transportation, makes it to their destination safe.”Just a few safety tips to in mind anytime you walk: o Drivers and pedestrians need to make eye contact with each other. Don’t assume that the other one has seen you. o Look left, right and then left again before crossing an intersection or crosswalk – you always want to double. For more information, visit savemolives.com or follow on social media at Save MO Lives. I’m Karen Johnson