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Factors That Lead to Daytime Pedestrian Accidents


June 11, 2020

FLORIDA- Sflcn.com writes that pedestrian crashes are increasing nationally and it is important for drivers and pedestrians alike to use caution in an effort to prevent these tragedies. While nighttime pedestrian crashes are often the result of poor visibility, many pedestrian crashes also take place in broad daylight.*

One factor that contributes to pedestrian crashes any time of day is the age of the pedestrian. Children often behave in ways that are not predictable and can be dangerous. When driving in residential areas, in particular, it is important to slow down. Children may chase a ball into the road or run to greet a friend without first looking out for cars. Parents should make sure that children are playing in places that are safe, and drivers should be on the lookout for children playing.

Sometimes drivers and pedestrians may not be familiar with pedestrian laws. Drivers need to be aware of their state’s laws concerning pedestrians and who has the right of way in a crosswalk. Failing to understand these laws can quickly result in tragic misunderstandings. 

Pedestrians are sometimes struck when walking on the side of the roadway. Of course, if sidewalks are present, pedestrians should use them to avoid this type of crash. 

Distractions create another problem. Both drivers and pedestrians can create dangers by looking at phones instead of paying attention to the road. 

Drivers in populated areas should be on the lookout for pedestrians entering the road unexpectedly. While a driver cannot always anticipate a pedestrian walking onto the road, keeping a low speed will help reduce the risk of a crash.

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Sources:

https://sflcn.com/7-unexpected-accidents-of-pedestrians-at-daytime/

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pedestrian_safety/index.html

Category: Personal Injury

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