November is one of the most dangerous months for pedestrians. Rainy weather and darker days create difficult driving conditions, making it challenging for drivers to see pedestrians. An average of 12 pedestrians died each year between 2005 and 2010 in Vancouver and pedestrians represent about 55 per cent of the total collision fatalities. The VPD reminds pedestrians to increase their safety by making eye contact with approaching drivers and/or cyclists when crossing the street and to use designated crossing points. Obey all traffic signs and signals and wear bright or reflective clothing to be more visible at night. Be aware of surroundings and remove all electronic devices or other distractions when crossing the street.
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