According ICBC, the number of pedestrian injuries by vehicles almost doubles from October to January as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease.
Wilkins said, most of the crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections and she suggests the following tips for pedestrians:
- Be careful at intersections. Watch for drivers turning left or right through the crosswalk.
- Always cross at designated crosswalks and follow pedestrian signs and traffic signals.
- Remove your headphones and take a break from your phone while crossing the road.
According to ICBC data from 2013-2017, 1,120 pedestrians are injured in crashes between October and January. 640 pedestrians are injured between May and August.