According to recent statistics every year in Italy more than 600 pedestrians are killed and 20,000 are injured.
30% of pedestrians lost their lives while crossing over the strips and over 50% of the victims are over 65 years old.
The road deaths do not count only as a result of accidents involving vehicles, but also among the pedestrians.
It is often a moment of distraction, as happens when you move your eyes to change the radio station, which does not allow the driver to see that a pedestrian is crossing.
The imprudent behavior must be added the cases already known, ie the high speed, driving under the influence, but also structural weaknesses such as inadequate signage, crosswalks often discolored and not very visible, cars and scooters parked on sidewalks that force pedestrian at narrow places on the road, buses which stops in the middle of the roadway.
In about half the cases of investment is a form of responsibility or co-responsibility of the pedestrian. It is increasingly the case of pedestrians hit while crossing the street talking on a cell phone or using music players, or which are then present high alcohol levels.
According to recent statistics every year in Italy more than 600 pedestrians are killed and 20,000 are injured. 30% of pedestrians lost their lives while crossing on the zebra and over 50% of the victims are over 65 years old. But one must also consider that about half of the fatal accidents of children takes place on the road, involving children and adolescents in most cases just as pedestrians.