This article back in 2015 discussed how pedestrians in wheelchairs are more likely to be killed in traffic than other pedestrians. Read the article here. In 21 percent of accidents, drivers failed to yield to the right-of-way of pedestrians—the most common behavioral factor for the crashes.
Have you ever been involved in a pedestrian traffic accident? Do you avoid traveling at night, or when traffic is heavier for fear of getting hit? Have you modified your wheelchair to make yourself more visible to drivers? How do we design places in ways that make it safe for pedestrians to use them?
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