While today’s older Americans face additional environmental hazards during the wintertime that may make them more likely to take a tumble. In truth, numerous factors at play year-round make them more likely to fall and hurt themselves. Falls have become so commonplace among seniors nowadays that they, per the National Council on Aging, have become the leading cause of fatal injury and non-fatal traumatic hospital visits among Americans ages 65 and older.
Pedestrians are at risk every time they tie their shoelaces and venture outside. In fact, about 66,000 got hurt in 2013, and nearly 5,000 died, according to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drivers should do many things to keep pedestrians-and themselves-safe, but if you are on foot, you can help, too. Here's how.