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Pedestrian Accidents Blog Post

More Than 700 Pedestrians Killed in Florida in 2020

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and throughout the month the state’s public safety departments will be engaged in initiatives to encourage safer driving and to make sure drivers are watching for pedestrians.

One of the biggest reasons for this push: more than 700 Floridians lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in 2020 in a total of 8,107 crashes involving a pedestrian throughout the state. Approximately 21 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in 2020 were pedestrians.

Florida remains one of the worst states in the nation for pedestrian accidents, so constant public safety initiatives are necessary to help those numbers drop and to make the road safer for pedestrians all throughout the state.

All must stay alert

Drivers, of course, must always make sure the roadways are clear before proceeding through intersections, and must know when to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

But pedestrians can also take steps to stay safe on the road and prevent accidents from occurring.

Anyone walking on streets throughout the state should avoid using their cell phone while crossing the street, and should minimize distractions as much as possible. Pedestrians should always look both ways before crossing and remain vigilant to their surroundings. It is also helpful for pedestrians walking at night time to wear reflective clothing that will stand out when vehicles’ headlights shine on them.

Everyone can do their part to make Florida a safer place for pedestrians and drivers alike.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and your suffering. For more information about the steps to take, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.

 

One of the biggest reasons for this push: more than 700 Floridians lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in 2020 in a total of 8,107 crashes involving a pedestrian throughout the state. Approximately 21 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in 2020 were pedestrians.

 

Florida remains one of the worst states in the nation for pedestrian accidents, so constant public safety initiatives are necessary to help those numbers drop and to make the road safer for pedestrians all throughout the state.

All must stay alert

Drivers, of course, must always make sure the roadways are clear before proceeding through intersections, and must know when to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

But pedestrians can also take steps to stay safe on the road and prevent accidents from occurring.

Anyone walking on streets throughout the state should avoid using their cell phone while crossing the street, and should minimize distractions as much as possible. Pedestrians should always look both ways before crossing and remain vigilant to their surroundings. It is also helpful for pedestrians walking at night time to wear reflective clothing that will stand out when vehicles’ headlights shine on them.

Everyone can do their part to make Florida a safer place for pedestrians and drivers alike.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and your suffering. For more information about the steps to take, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.

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