It is that time of year when most of us are looking forward to a vacation. Our thoughts are usually about fun, relaxation and warm weather. Safety is very important. Especially in a place that we are unfamiliar with. The threat of being injured by walking is a serious concern many pedestrians face. In 2011 69,000 pedestrians were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. 4,432 pedestrians were killed. Be aware of different traffic patterns while visiting other cities and countries. For safety checklists and safe travel information and tips visit www.asirt.org.