Robert Baden-Powell, the English soldier who founded the Boy Scouts, published the motto “Be Prepared” in his 1908 handbook, Scouting for Boys. He wrote that to be prepared meant “You are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”.
National statistics typically group pedestrian and bicycle accidents together, often to highlight the risks of crossing the road in a busy urban area or rural region with poor visibility. While bicyclists and pedestrians frequently share the same risks when crossing or riding alongside passenger vehicles, when and how individuals get hit by motor vehicles can vary.
You are driving down the road. It is a beautiful day and all is well in your world. The radio is on your favorite station and thoughts go to later in the day, when you will be in a video chat with your mom and dad. Suddenly in a split second, reality changes in the moment of a deafening crash. Your car has been struck by a pickup truck going through a stop sign.
The Coronavirus drastically changed our world and societal structure in a short period of time. As we shelter in place and many businesses remain closed, medical professionals and other essential employees continue to work around the clock, some with insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE).