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4,700 pedestrians involved in traffic accidents

12:26 13/08/2013

A total of 4,718 pedestrians were victims of traffic accidents in 2012, an average of 13 per day, according to figures from the Belgian Institute for Road Safety (IBSR), published today in the Sudpresse newspapers. Last year, 104 pedestrians were killed on Belgian roads and 668 were seriously injured. These accidents mostly took place on motorways, in car parks and urban thoroughfares also on zebra crossings. "Every year, more than 200 pedestrians are killed or seriously injured whist on a zebra crossing. Granted, by definition this is where most pedestrians are, but it is also proof that basic safety rules are not always respected, whether by motorists or pedestrians, says Benoît Godart, spokesman for the IBSR. In 2012, 246 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured whilst on a pedestrian crossing. Of these, 48 occurred on crossings protected by traffic lights, 194 on unprotected crossings and two on crossings protected by police officers.

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Comments

fifi

zebra crossings should not be positioned near corners, junctions, cross-roads and after traffic lights. cars speed up when the traffic lights turn green and drivers do not expect a zebra crossing to be around the corner. it is an unbelievable bad bit of town planning and outside schools too.

Aug 31, 2013 22:01
AmyMcGirr

Rules of the traffic for the pedestrians are allow in every country but it is not enough to allow it will be complete after the obeying of the rules. On this list of the road accident the employee of the instantassignmenthelp company has been lost his life while crossing the road from the zebra crossing.

May 14, 2018 09:10