BIKE SAFETY VIDEO: AAA Bike Safety - What it Means to be a "Roll" Model
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY VIDEO: AAA Pedestrian Safety
HARTFORD, CT (April 28, 2020) – Corona virus concerns and the Governor’s Stay at Home order means many homebound residents, including parents and children, are dusting off bicycles and lacing up walking shoes in an effort to get some exercise - or just get outside - while maintaining proper social distancing.
With that in mind, AAA is reminding drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike to look out for one another and take all necessary precautions to ensure these outdoor activities are as safe as possible.
“While there are fewer vehicles on the road, bicyclists and pedestrians still need to take precautions,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “It is critical to ‘stay safe’, both indoors and out”.
According to UConn Crash Data, almost 500 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes last year – three of them fatally - and pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years as well.
“Although May is officially National Bicycle Safety Month, AAA felt it important to speak up today with this important reminder”, Parmenter added.
AAA Bike Safety Reminders
Unfortunately pedestrian fatalities remain high. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, a three percent increase from the previous year and the most since 1990, according to NHTSA.
According to UConn Crash Data, last year more than 50 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles.
AAA Pedestrian Safety Reminders
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