In the wake of a number of fatality collisions recently across the state involving bicyclists and pedestrians, AAA Oklahoma is urging motorists to focus on the task of driving to help avoid preventable crashes. In Oklahoma last year, there were 609 pedestrians struck by vehicles; 47 of those died. Also last year in the state, 309 bicyclists were involved in crashes.
AAA offers this tip to help keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe while traveling in traffic:
Slow down and allow at least three feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 miles per hour is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster.