Why Roads Are Becoming More Dangerous for Pedestrians | Lawyer Explains

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As traffic increases all over the country, pedestrian-friendly roads now seem few and far between. Many communities have increased efforts to accommodate pedestrians, but safety during your stroll is still a concern. Pedestrian accidents are still common, so if you or a loved one are unfortunately struck by a vehicle, you have options with the help of our legal team at Turnbull, Holcomb & LeMoine, PC.

Large Vehicles 

Pedestrian accidents more commonly occur with drivers in large vehicles, such as trucks, SUVs, or vans. Larger vehicles tend to have less visibility with more blind spots. This may lead to a driver having a more difficult time spotting a crossing pedestrian.

With their size and blind spots, larger vehicles are more likely to cause a more severe accident when a pedestrian is involved. 

Reckless Driving 

There are many aspects that can lead to reckless driving, like anxiety, drinking, speed, or distractions, for example. These are all things that can lead to a driver missing stop signs, red lights, or flashing crosswalk lights. 

Reckless driving leads to more dangerous conditions for pedestrians, so it’s important to practice safety as a pedestrian to help lower your risk of an accident.

How to Stay Safe 

As a pedestrian, it’s important to always walk on a sidewalk or path when it’s provided. If neither are present, always walk facing traffic and as far off the road as possible. Avoid crossing the road through traffic and use the marked crosswalks at intersections.

If there is no marked crosswalk present, find a well-lit area and safely wait for a gap in traffic. Do not take your eye off traffic as you cross. It’s not safe to assume a driver sees you, so wear bright colored clothing and wear reflective clothing or accessories at night. 

Pedestrian accidents are not only the responsibility of the driver, but the pedestrian themselves have to take safety in their own hands – and in higher regards to ensure they make it home safely.

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