I`ve had some close calls as a pedestrian over the years and have come to realize that just because you have signs,traffic lights, marked crosswalks, safety equipment, and yes, even the police you are never truly safe crossing roads and streets anywhere in the world today. Check out this link for additional information. There are some stats available for another country in this link. http://www.crosswalksafety.ca/facts/statistics/ What does it all come down to? If you`re a pedestrian and you`re crossing the road or street, whether it`s marked or not–— you`re on your own.