Hit by Car Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia Pedestrian Accidents and Fatalities Are on the Rise
Pedestrian accidents are not only a tragic life event but a growing problem in the State of Georgia. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia has reported an upward trend in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents occurring inside Georgia's state lines since 2008. According to Georgia's Department of Transportation, one of the reasons for the 11% increase in fatal pedestrian accidents over last year is the problem of people trying to run across interstate highways. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that alcohol accounts for nearly 50% of all fatal pedestrian accidents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25% of the total amount of travel for children invoices traveling to and from school. Many children live within 1 mile of their school. In some Georgia municipalities, if a student lives within 1 mile of their school and is above a specified age, there is no school bus service.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law is Committed to Child Safety
Keeping kids safe is a vital mission for Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our law firm's website offers numerous Family Safety programs to help protect you and your family from serious injuries. You can visit the Family Safety programs section of our website here.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, in its continued commitment to community service and family safety, has identified the most common scenarios in which children are injured while walking home from school or an after-school event. The following ten pedestrian safety tips are recommended by both the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help children avoid being a victim of a pedestrian accident.
- 1. Telephone friends or family for a ride home. If you cannot get a ride, let someone know when you are leaving, where you are going, which roads you will be using and what time you will arrive home.
- 2. Always use crosswalks, sidewalks, designated pedestrian walkways and bike paths.
- 3. Never attempt to cross a highway or interstate.
- 4. Wear bright colors and use a flashlight during dusk and at night.
- 5. Remain alert to oncoming traffic and do not use your cell phone.
- 6. Walk on the road's shoulder, as far away from traffic as possible and facing the direction of oncoming traffic.
- 7. Make eye contact with drivers inside oncoming vehicles to make sure they see you.
- 8. Do not approach cars that stop even if you know who the driver is. Speak from a distance to avoid getting hit by another driver who may not be paying attention.
- 9. Avoid wearing headphones so you can hear car horns or someone shouting a warning to you.
- 10. Leave early. This way you have plenty of daylight to keep you safe all the way home.
If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence,, you should seek the advice of one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We can answer your legal questions and explain all of your legal options.
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