Statistics show that 6 in 10 American engage in various daily walking activities such as exercising, walking to work, or other activities. Almost everyone is a pedestrian that is at risk of being hit by a motorist. In October the NHTSA is starting a campaign to make motorists aware of pedestrians. Look around you when you walk outside, and you will see cars are all around you and therefore you are more likely to be injured by a car than anything else.
You are a pedestrian if you are a person on foot. You can be walking, jogging, standing running etc. People can be hit by a car in parking lots, driving ways, sidewalks, roads, or crosswalks.
October is the month to emphasize to motorists that pedestrians are everywhere. Motorist should expect to encounter pedestrians anywhere a person can walk. Motorists need to remain alert behind the wheel and careful to respect the rights of pedestrians.
Motorists are reminded to turn off their cellphones when in a car. Distracted driving is dangerous to the safety of all people, especially pedestrians and other drivers using the road. If you are distracted, you can easily hit a pedestrian or cause crash with another motorist.
Drivers need to understand and practice the rules applicable to pedestrians. Drivers are safer in vehicles, so they need to be aware of people on foot that are vulnerable to being serious injured if hit by a car. NHTSA is reminded motorist about safe:
Michigan pedestrians are at higher risk of injury because their body is unprotected. In 2019, every 7 minutes there was a pedestrian injured in a traffic crash. Many pedestrians don’t expect to be hit by a car walking. However, as a pedestrian should take the following safety precautions:
If you have been involved in any kind of pedestrian accident, you should consult a Personal Injury Accident lawyer with 30 years of experience about your claim. Pedestrians tend to be most vulnerable to being hit by a car, and if hit by a car, a pedestrian can be seriously injured or disabled from work.
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