In 2013, over a third of people killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads were pedestrians. Almost 7 in 10 children badly hurt on the roads were on foot.
But all of us should pay attention to the rules of the road, especially when crossing or walking where there is limited markings on the road, inadequate lighting and no pavements.
During the festive period - Think walking when under the influence
It's not worth the risk
Walking and alcohol
Safety charity RoSPA says that if you’re under the influence of alcohol you are more likely behave in a manner that will cause a road traffic accident or be involved in an accident.
If in doubt, the safest thing to do may be to call a taxi to get you home.
Walking and using electronic devices can also impair your senses and cause a lack of attention and concentration to the hazards around. If you have to use a mobile phone or listen to music, then keep the volume low or just use one ear plug so you can hear what's going on around you and be very careful.
The Benefits of walking....
Walking is good for fitness and building confidence at any age. Whether it's part of your daily commute or a weekend walk to work off lunch, a brisk walk will help you see the beauty of the world around us and keep in shape.