Shorter daylight hours in fall increase the concern for vehicle versus pedestrian accidents and in turn makes fall the deadliest months of the year for such accidents.

Because of these accidents the Minnesota department of transportation wants to raise awareness for motorist and pedestrians to respect all laws and use common sense to insure the safest environment possible during the fall months.

 "Texting or using any kind of hand held device while your driving is against the law, however people can use their cell phones, it is a distraction and were seeing more and more crashes and injuries and deaths related to these kinds of issues," says Beth Petrowske of MnDOT

MnDOT says to try and stay in well-lit areas while walking, stay off cell phones, and refrain from wearing head phones to heighten your awareness.