There are many ways to get around – including driving, walking and biking. Transportation-related injuries are a big problem in Alberta.
Many adults drive every day. It may even be part of your job. It’s easy to forget that driving uses many skills, often at the same time.
Common reasons for motor vehicle injuries include being distracted, having drugs or alcohol in your system, being aggressive, being tired, not wearing a seatbelt and, not having enough training.
smart risks to reduce injuries that have to do with any type of motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck, motorcycle).
When you ride a bicycle on the road it is classified as a vehicle. Cyclists have the same responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Remember to share the road. Since bicycles are one of the smallest vehicles on the road, you have to make sure you are seen and heard.
smart risks to reduce your chance of a cycling injury.
Wear the gear
Pedestrian injuries from motor vehicles are among the most serious. Pedestrian safety is for everyone at any age. When you are a pedestrian, take
smart risks to reduce your chance of being injured.
Current as of: February 13, 2018
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services
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