Auto Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, auto pedestrian related accidents happen more often than not; in fact, according to the Texas Department of Transportation there has been an increase of 17% fatality rate within the last 4 years. In 2019 alone there was 5,954 accidents involving pedestrians in the state of Texas and 668 resulted in deaths. Out of those accidents, over 68 people killed were riding bicycles.
Getting Behind the Wheel.
We all have the responsibility to be aware of pedestrians when getting behind the wheel, a pattern of resulting factors has shown in auto pedestrian accidents. The Texas Department of Transportation shows there have been over 601 crashes because of speeding in 2019. Out of those, 93 were fatal.
The Texas law requires speed limits for safety reasons.
Speeding is one factor to fall into auto pedestrian accidents, speed zone limit require engineered studies to be set by the commission or by the city.
Drivers that fail to pay attention to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians is also another reason for auto pedestrian accidents. Stay alert and put your phone away, not only is it against the law but you are putting yourself along with everyone else at danger.
Pedestrian fatalities totaled 615 in 2017. We want to keep pedestrians safe so we should always yield to the right-of way pedestrian.
Here are a few tips on how a pedestrian can practice safety when going out for a walk or stroll.
- Always use the sidewalk when there is one available
- Always walk facing traffic so that no only are you being aware you can also make eye contact with the driver.
- Be sure to follow all traffic signals
- Never assume the drivers see you, remember vehicles have blind spots
- Always make eye contact with the driver before crossing you can
Overall there have been 8,499 total accidents involving pedestrians and pedal cyclists in 2019. By following a few tips and being cautious, we can help bring this number down!
This is where our experience will always be dedicated in our work and stay focused every step of the way, showing you that our legal team is the perfect team to help in your accident.
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