More Pedestrian Accidents Impel California Pedestrian Safety Month

Most residents of California are aware that pedestrian accidents are an important issue regarding the states roads and highways. Statistic shows that there were 6,316 pedestrian fatalities in the period from 2005 though 2014. In the following years the numbers continued to increase. In response to the rise in fatalities and injuries, the California State Senate passed a resolution naming September as California Pedestrian Safety Month. The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety has joined other law enforcement agencies, city and state transportation agencies, pedestrian advocates and walking clubs, in a joint effort to ensure both drivers and pedestrians are [...]

By | 2018-05-24T19:34:08+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

Why Do So Many Pedestrians Get Hit By Cars?

In just the year 2013 alone, nearly three years ago, there were 4.735 pedestrians struck and killed in traffic accidents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The CDC also reports that this figure averages out to one pedestrian-car crash death every 2 hours. In addition, the CDC also states in excess of 150,000 pedestrians were treated in hospital emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries. Moreover, pedestrians are 1 1/2 more times likely than vehicle occupants to be killed in an auto collision during each trip. Why Do so Many Pedestrians Get Hit by [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:05:14+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

Do Pedestrians Really Have the Right of Way in California?

California pedestrian fatalities account for an unbelievable 22 percent of all traffic incidents according to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. That’s an enormous percentage when considering the total number of daily auto collisions which occur throughout the state. But why is this percentage nearly a full quarter of all vehicle-related fatalities? Most likely it’s because California’s laws about pedestrians’ and vehicles’ rights of way are somewhat confusing. Do Pedestrians Really have the Right of Way in California? Generally, pedestrians do have the right of way within both marked and unmarked crosswalks — in an intersection. In fact, California Vehicle Code §21950 states, “The driver of a [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:06:17+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

L.A. Road Vehicle Fatalities Show Little Disparity

Whether you’re a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, or, driving a private passenger vehicle, every time you get on the road in Los Angeles, you’re at-risk for an accident. It’s no secret the streets pose a danger to everyone on them, and, the statistics bear this fact out. In fact, City of Angels drivers kill bicyclists and pedestrians way above the national average, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The reason? It’s simply a matter of sheer exposure, where there’s such density, 7,000 people per square mile, there are going to be more collisions. Injury and fatality crashes are quite commonplace, [...]

L.A. is the second largest pedestrian death city in the country

You’ve probably heard the cliche, “nobody walks in L.A.” Well, the numbers certainly don’t support that misnomer, and what’s worse, the grim statistics demonstrate quite a different, grim reality. Los Angeles is only second the the Big Apple in the numbers of pedestrian deaths. In the latest figures available, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that about 100 pedestrians are killed each year in the City of Angels, that’s not many less than NYC, which had nearly 130 pedestrian deaths. Bicyclists certainly don’t fare much better in L.A., and, if you’re a male, over 20 years of age, and live in [...]

By | 2018-05-26T14:40:20+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

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