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CHP reminds drivers to stay safe for National Pedestrian Safety Month

Posted at 10:40 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 01:40:22-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — This October marks the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month.

Here in Kern County, we saw a particularly deadly weekend on the roadways.

Here are some numbers from CHP.

Bakersfield CHP says it investigated four deaths this weekend.

One involved a pedestrian who was hit by a car.

Fort Tejon CHP says it saw a deadly crash in its jurisdiction on Saturday night.

It's not clear if Buttonwillow CHP investigated any fatalities.

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise across the nation.

In fact, pedestrians are more likely to get hurt or killed in crashes than any other group on the roads.

This data comes from Caltrans, which reminds drivers to drive safely.

Some tips include using your headlights when it starts to get dark.

This helps drivers see pedestrians, and it also helps pedestrians see cars.

Drivers should also try not to block crosswalks during red lights, this will help keep pedestrians out of the street.