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Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County reminds everyone a pedestrian is killed every 85 minutes

Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS personnel responded to a "pedestrian struck"

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Ridgewood NJ, Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County reminds everyone a pedestrian is killed every 85 minutes. Think about one thing you could do to be safer as a driver or pedestrian. That one action could save someone’s life.

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian, and unfortunately pedestrian fatalities remain high. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians died. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians by providing safety tips, educational material and other resources. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones when walking, and learn how you can help us prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths.

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