Maybe you're someone who likes to take a jog near the beach after work. Or, maybe you commute to your job by bike or just like to take an after-dinner walk.
A tragic crash that killed two 72-year-old women should serve as a reminder to all California drivers: Now that spring and better weather have arrived, we all need to be aware of more pedestrians out on the road, taking a walk and enjoying the fresh air.
We've read a lot the past few years about self-driving cars, which largely are designed to protect the people inside the car – not pedestrians. But that is changing.
A 57-year-old woman who likely was collecting recyclables was struck and killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles recently.
At some point, every day, we are all pedestrians.
California's Three Feet for Safety Act went into effect four years ago, and it was hailed as the way to keep bicyclists safe on the roads. The law required drivers to keep three feet between themselves and bike riders as they passed.
We think of auto-pedestrian accidents as occurring only when someone attempts to cross a street. But that is far from true.
The uptick in holiday traffic can spell trouble for pedestrians because so many of these drivers might not be paying attention. Distracted drivers who are around people walking can have disastrous consequences. If you are struck by a vehicle while you are walking, you need to ensure that you get medical care right away. Even at slower speeds, these accidents can lead to harrowing injuries.
Los Angeles County is using the latest in road design in an attempt to improve pedestrian safety: the scramble crosswalk.
It's been a hot summer in Southern California, and now that it's drawing to an end, you're looking forward to ditching the exercise bike and the indoors and getting back outside to a running routine.