Older Pedestrians Need Our Care

41 million Americans are 65 or older. They are enjoying active and healthier lifestyles achieved often through the simple act of walking. Walking increases bone and muscle strength, mobility, agility and independence. It helps to prevent, delay and control chronic illness and fosters social interactions and better quality of life. However, walking, for all its…

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Pedestrian Accidents with Cabdrivers: Report Reckless Taxis to 311

Pedestrian Accidents with Cabdrivers; Everyone Should Report Reckless Cabbies by dialing 311 Cabdrivers were involved in 28 percent of pedestrian crashes finds a study commissioned by the City Department Transportation. Commissioner Gabe Klein said in a Chicago Tribune article of August 15, 2011 that the majority of taxi drivers in Chicago pose a public safety…

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Chicago Pedestrians: Most Accidents Occur in Crosswalks

Chicago Pedestrians: Most Personal Injuries Occur in Crosswalks About 80 percent of vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Chicago occur at intersections or within 125 feet and commonly involved people crossing the street with the walk signal. Vehicle-pedestrian accidents have consistently numbered about 3,000 a year in Chicago and between 2005 and 2009 there were 17, 487 crashes…

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Majority of Chicago Pedestrian Accidents Involve Teens

Majority Chicago Pedestrian Accidents Involve Teens: Pedestrians were involved in 2,943 accidents with vehicles in Chicago resulting in 32 pedestrian fatalities and 409 serious injuries states the Illinois Department of Transportations provisional numbers of 2010.  A troubling finding of a study commissioned by the Chicago Department of Transportation indicates that an average of two hit…

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