Sure, autumn in Bloomington is gorgeous, but did you know that it is also one of the deadliest seasons of the year? In fact, it’s the worst season for pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.
This is especially true when the victim is a child. Adults know the rules of the road, whether walking or driving. Kids, on the other hand, are easily distracted and may not understand how to behave safely as a pedestrian or on a bike. That leaves the responsibility for their safety in the hands of drivers ― a frightening thought for those of us who commute daily and know that too many drivers just aren’t paying attention.
Let’s take a look at three autumn events that cause the most pedestrian fatalities.