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Who's at risk for a pedestrian accident?

Children are some of the most at-risk individuals when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Children may not fully understand the rules of the road and could make errors that lead to crashes. It's a driver's responsibility to be safe around children; it's their burden to make sure that children stay safe around traffic.

Speeding only causes more danger for everyone this holiday season

It's a busy time of year, and there's plenty to get done. Don't let that mean that you break the laws when driving, though. Even though there's much to do, if you speed and get into a crash, you'll be more likely to hurt or kill another person

Woman flees scene when asked for identification, injures child

When you hire a babysitter, you want him or her to be responsible with your child. The last thing you want to find out is that he or she took your child on a car ride and caused a collision that resulted in your child's injuries.

Pedestrians: At risk on the roads and in crosswalks

For pedestrians, paying attention isn't always enough to prevent a traffic accident. Drivers come from seemingly nowhere in some cases, hitting pedestrians who had every right to cross the street. Sometimes, it comes down to poor crosswalks, and other times, it's a result of negligence.

Cyclists are in danger when they're on the roads

In 2015, there were 818 people killed riding their bikes in the United States. This is a significant increase over the previous years, which is a concern for people who enjoy riding. The increase may be due, in part, to a growth in the number of people choosing to ride their bikes for enjoyment or to get around their towns or cities. When more people are on the roads, it's more likely for someone to get hurt or killed while cycling.

How dangerous is it to be an elderly pedestrian?

Going for a walk is great for your body and mind, but it has some inherent risks. If you're going to be around traffic, you need to be cautious. There are drivers who don't pay attention and areas of the roads where it might be hard for drivers to see you clearly until it's too late.

Why are auto-pedestrian accidents increasing?

Even though California has spent time focusing on making the streets safer for pedestrians, pedestrian deaths rose in California by approximately 7 percent in the first half of 2015 when compared to 2014. Between January and June 2015, 347 people were hit by cars while walking in California. In the previous year, 323 people were hit and killed by a car.

1 killed, 2 injured in crash involving loose trailer

When you're a pedestrian, there are many hazards. Vehicles that pass by you could get into an accident and crash into you, cyclists could collide with you or other hazards could result in you getting hurt. Take for instance this case: A young man was killed and another was injured when a trailer came loose from a truck.

Manhattan Beach considers seeking legal action for road work

This complicated story shows the importance of recognizing when a roadway has become dangerous for pedestrians and the need for people to step in and make the changes needed to keep the roads safe without overstepping. The news has discussed this case in which Manhattan Beach has been considering legal action against the LA Department of Transportation over its actions after the death of several pedestrians.

What dangers do distracted drivers pose to pedestrians?

Distracted driving is a problem in California. It is a problem all over the country. It has quickly become an epidemic as law enforcement agencies do their best to prevent it on a daily basis. There are more than 1.5 million accidents per year caused by drivers using their mobile phones. So, what dangers do distracted drivers pose to pedestrians?

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