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Safety for pedestrians

When pedestrians are involved in a collision, the most common contributory factor is failing to look properly. This is often in instances where pedestrians are distracted by using a mobile phone or listening to music.

The facts

Pedestrians make up about 24 per cent of road deaths – second only to people in cars.

In 2018, 40% of Greater Manchester killed or seriously injured pedestrian casualties involved failing to look.

The advice

Be safer as a pedestrian by keeping your head up and paying attention to your surroundings.

See advice from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the government.