While many of us travel by vehicle to get from one location to the next here in Lexington, countless others rely on their own two feet to get them to where they need to go. Others have access to automobiles yet take a walk out of convenience or for exercise.
Anytime we share the road with Kentucky motorists it is assuredly dangerous. However, even walking on shoulders and sidewalks can be risky, especially if it involves navigating traffic to cross the street from one shoulder to the next.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights how at least one pedestrian dies after being struck by an automobile every 75 minutes in the U.S. That same data also reveals how an estimated 104,000 pedestrians are seen in U.S. hospital emergency rooms annually after being hit by vehicles.