Category Archive for: Pedestrian Accidents

6 Incredible Pedestrian Injury Statistics

As with every other mode of transportation, there are risks associated with walking. And while millions of Americans enjoy the health benefits and the relative safety of walking on a regular basis, pedestrian injury statistics are alarming. A 2012 National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors revealed 24 percent of pedestrian injuries were […]

Tips for Avoiding a San Jose Pedestrian Accident

San Jose Pedestrian Accidents: Increasing Fatalities There were 339 pedestrian injuries and 12 pedestrian fatalities in San Jose in 2012 (SWITRS). The number of fatalities almost doubled in 2013 and the San Jose Police Department cited that the majority of pedestrian accident fatalities were due to alcohol or drug use by either the pedestrian or […]

Orange County Pedestrian Accidents

Orange County Pedestrian Accidents Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in California. In fact, the state of California accounted for about 17 percent of pedestrian accidents in the United States in 2012 (NHTSA 2012). Southern California itself accounts for more than half of California pedestrian accidents. In Orange County there were 47 pedestrian fatalities, and 864 […]

Top Causes and Locations of San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents

Top 3 Causes of San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2011, San Francisco saw about 861 pedestrian accidents which resulted in injuries or fatalities. Motorists were at fault 68 percent of the time, and pedestrians were at fault 32 percent of the time. These are the top 3 […]

The Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Facts The city of Los Angeles, which is known for gridlock traffic, has been promoting alternative routes of transportation such as riding a bike or walking. While those alternatives are environmentally friendly, new safety risks arise. In 2012 there were 5,094 pedestrians injured, and 203 pedestrians killed in accidents throughout Los Angeles. […]

Pedestrian Safety Tips

As a pedestrian you need to always be aware of your surroundings. Pedestrian accidents do happen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes. To prevent accidents, both drivers and pedestrians need to be cautious. Pedestrian Safety Tips To […]

PED XING: Sharing the Road with Pedestrians

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2012 4,743 pedestrians were killed and about 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes. To help prevent these accidents, it is crucial for drivers to be mindful of the pedestrian crossing rules and drive cautiously. Sharing the Road […]

Walking in LA: Dangerous for Pedestrians?

LA isn’t really a city that’s made for walking. A recent study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute revealed one reason why: It’s dangerous. According to the study, Los Angeles, the 13th largest metropolitan area in the world, is home to a third of all pedestrian traffic fatalities – almost triple the national […]