Driver negligence is not the sole cause of pedestrian accidents. Poorly designed or defective infrastructure may also constitute a factor in these accidents.
Multiple lane freeways and highways can be very dangerous due to the speeds of travel and the amount of vehicles in numerous lanes. Drivers should take extra caution at intersections where vehicles are exiting and entering the freeway. Sadly, fatalities occurred on a Connecticut interstate earlier this week after a multi-vehicle accident near an entrance ramp on I-95. Police are still trying to determine exactly what caused the terrible car collision.
WalletHub recently concluded a study to determine which state has the strictest drunk driving laws. Connecticut finished third behind Arizona and Alaska in the overall rankings. Connecticut ranked fifth in criminal penalties and eighth in drunk driving prevention.
Pedestrians in Connecticut are virtually unprotected against vehicles but can be harmed by other drivers for many different reasons. Reasons for accidents include a driver's being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, using one or more electronic devices while driving, being distracted by things like eating or changing the radio station, or simply disregarding traffic laws by speeding or ignoring traffic signs.