By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries
“In America, on average, a pedestrian is hit every 8 minutes.” Scary? You bet. “Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday… and 70 percent at night….” WalkingInfo.org
Pick up any newspaper and read how many local people were hit by distracted drivers, sent to the hospital or killed as they tried to cross a street.
“In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.”
I read yesterday in my local paper that a 94-year old blind woman suffered injuries from a moving car, while using her white-cane. The elderly woman had stepped into a crosswalk in the early dawn.
The driver said, “I did not see the blind woman because of the angle of morning light.”
Luckily, the blind woman lived.
What to do? How to walk your pet safely?
Dog lovers serve as guardians for their pets. We must provide more safety. We must think ahead of our dogs. No matter how ‘street smart’ your pet is. Your pet will never understand traffic, impaired or distracted drivers.
Do not stop walking your dog. Dogs and their parents need daily walks.
- See how Pup Protector’s flashing leash and collar stops traffic.
- Make dogs visible at the park, the beach, or anywhere that you and your dog go at night
- You will be able to locate your dog at night among a crowd of dogs or in the distance
- With different colors, you will be able to differentiate among your dogs if you have multiple dogs in your pack.
Grab your power and make walking safer for your dog.
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