• You are not a Blue-Jay, Do not jaywalk!

    Date: 10.04.11 | by Mary Schlanger.

    How many times have you been going down the street and seen a jaywalker? Way too often. Jaywalking is extremely dangerous. According to the National Safety Council 5,900 people are killed every year from  jaywalking. More than 84,000 people suffer non-fatal injuries.

    In Flagstaff, Arizona two people died from jaywalking within two weeks of each other. Both were under the age of 21. The first one was a fourteen year old girl who was jaywalking down a busy five lane street, she was hit and dead on impact. The driver remains to be found. The second was a 7 year old boy who was hit while riding his bike. He was taken to the hospital, but died a week later.

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    How many of the 5,900 people who die will be your friends, kids, or family? This is not a subject to be taken lightly. There is a good reason jaywalking is illegal.

    MaryS

    This post was written by Mary Schlanger. Mary is fourteen years old and going into her freshman year of high school. She loves to read and write. She plays trumpet and French horn in her school band (yes, she is a band geek) and her favorite food is egg burritos!

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    • Askthejudge.info
      Wed, 05 Oct 2011 at 12:45

      New blog post: You are not a Blue-Jay, Do not jaywalk! – How many times have you been going down the street and seen… http://t.co/C9Phlxn0

    • Tulsa Divorce Lawyers
      Wed, 05 Oct 2011 at 08:55

      Jaywalking can be very dangerous. It also slows traffic down considerably.

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