September 1 marks the beginning of Pedestrian Safety Month, with the goal to reduce the numbers of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways. Dublin Police Services offers tips to pedestrians and drivers to ensure safe travels for all.
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise both in California and nationally. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways alone. Since 2012, pedestrian deaths have increased by nearly 33 percent, growing substantially faster than any other type of traffic-related death. Dublin Police Services has investigated three pedestrian-fatal collisions and another 36 collisions involving pedestrians since 2016.
In order to reverse this upward trend of pedestrian injuries and deaths, Dublin Police is joining the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in its efforts to remind the public that “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor.” The campaign highlights the importance of pedestrian safety, whether one is on foot or behind the wheel.