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Road Users Urged to Watch Out for Pedestrians in Winter

The RAA are warning Eyre Peninsula road users that winter is the worst season for casualty crashes involving pedestrians in SA.

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According to State Government figures, more pedestrians are hit by vehicles in winter than in any other season, with minor and serious injuries involving pedestrians peaking during the season on average.

SAPOL figures also show more pedestrians are fined for breaking road rules in winter.

Senior Manager of Safety and Infrastructure with the RAA, Charles Mountain, says the casualty and offending figures may seem surprising, given the nature of winter weather.

He said the fact that there are more collisions involving pedestrians in winter highlights why both motorists and pedestrians need to watch out for each other.

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