29 Nov '12, 6am

@roodave Pedestrian deaths in NSW in first half of the year 36 - but trains are treated as more dangerous

The NSW Centre for Road Safety (CfRS) is urging motorists and pedestrians to take extra care while travelling on and crossing the road with the number of pedestrians killed nearly doubling. CfRS Acting General Manager Margaret Prendergast said 17 more people have died while crossing the road compared to this time last year. “This brings the total number of pedestrian deaths so far this year to 36,” Ms Prendergast said. “Every death on our roads is tragic, especially when we know it can be avoided with a simple check. “People need to be are aware of road safety when they are out walking. “Many of these crashes are not only the fault of the driver, pedestrians need to be just as alert. “They need to remember to stop, look, listen and think before they cross the road and avoid using their mobile phones to talk or text as this can be a major distraction.” Pedestrian deaths so ...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/pedestrian...

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