Watch Where You Walk

DriveSmartBC LogoA man I observed in a parking lot started me thinking about how little care we sometimes take for our own safety when we are pedestrians. I was preparing to back out of my parking spot and had put my truck in reverse, then did a scan to the rear before I started letting up on the clutch. A male crossing behind me did not slow or even bother to look to see what my intentions were.

Perhaps he didn't even think to notice that my truck was idling and the backup lights were on.

The most recent collision statistics published by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia are for the year 2020. The provincial five year average ending in 2020 shows that 2,400 pedestrians were injured and 52 died in collisions. One might guess that children would be the most likely victims due to being impulsive and inexperienced.

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