Cross-ing

I’ve found out a bit more about those dodgy stats I showed you yesterday. They’re dodgier than we first thought.

The percentages are of all pedestrians KSId on rural roads in the survey period (a total of 4883), with the missing 83% made up of people crossing the road on pedestrian crossings (6.5%), people crossing the road elsewhere (63.4%), and people standing or playing in the road (13.6%). The mention of pedestrian crossings makes you question their definition of rural roads, but what really jumps out at me there is that it appears to be as dangerous to cross a rural road at a pedestrian crossing as to walk along it with your back to the oncoming traffic. Tufty would be horrified.

If you’re sad enough to want to read the original report, it’s here.

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