Pedestrian Auto Accidents Blogs
Distracted Driving: Pedestrian Safety
Posted by: Admin on July 7, 2015
So far in our series of blogs on distracted driving, we’ve taken a look at the rising cost of distracted driving, the increased costs of cycling accidents, the cost of distracted driving on the workplace and how to prevent accidents in parking lots. In this week’s blog, we take a look at distracted driving and pedestrian safety.
Distracted Driving: Parking Lot Accidents
Posted by: Admin on June 29, 2015
A parking lot isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about distracted driving and traffic accidents. Yet, it may surprise you to learn that according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 20 percent of vehicle accidents and more than half of back-over injuries take place in parking lots. Further, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that one of ten property crimes occur in a parking lot or garage. So, what can you do to protect yourself and other drivers and pedestrians?
Hit and Run Car Accidents
Posted by: Admin on April 10, 2015
A hit and run accident can have devastating consequences not only to the victim, but to the members of the victim's family. Recently, a 5th grade teacher from Shaker Heights was killed by a hit and run driver while he was out jogging around 5:30 pm on January 24, 2015. The driver had been stopped by the police for a traffic violation and when the police approached the vehicle the driver fled the scene. The car was found abandoned down the road from the scene of the accident and the driver had disappeared. The family was left with a great loss and many unanswered questions.
When do Pedestrians have the Right of Way Crossing a Roadway?
Posted by: Admin on September 2, 2014
When crossing at an intersection, crossing within a crosswalk, or crossing a roadway without a crosswalk, pedestrians should follow three simple guidelines:
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
PAY ATTENTION TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
KNOW THE RULES
Pedestrians must realize that not all drivers know the rules of the road. They should be aware of their surroundings at all times.