According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 445 pedestrians are injured across the country every day. Tewksbury is not immune to motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians; there have been many incidents in recent years where pedestrians were seriously injured or killed. The Tewksbury Police Department would like to remind pedestrians and drivers alike to be careful when on the roads.
Some pedestrian safety tips include:
Police also remind drivers of the following:
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. for children aged 5-19 is unintentional pedestrian injury. Therefore, it is important to speak with your children about the importance of being careful while walking near roads.
Pedestrian safety tips are courtesy of the Dedham Police Department.