Did you know?
- As pedestrians we’re especially vulnerable to injury. Unlike people in vehicles, we’re not protected by seat belts, airbags and metal.
- It’s important to be aware of traffic and surroundings and never assume a driver or rider has seen you.
- The speed at which a vehicle is travelling if it hits a pedestrian (the impact speed) determines the severity of the injury and the chances of survival.
- In a crash between a car and a pedestrian, there is a 10 per cent risk that a pedestrian will be killed at 30 km/h, 40 per cent risk at 40 km/h, and a 90 per cent risk at 50 km/h1. This is why Queensland has lowered speed limits to better protect pedestrians in school zones and other high pedestrian traffic areas, such as certain Central Business Districts.