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Pedestrian accidents have increased, but these 3 tips can help

In early 2020, it was shown that there has been a rise in pedestrian fatalities in Connecticut. As a result, the state legislators began advocating for a new bill, House Bill 5324, which is meant to help reduce the number of pedestrian accidents by increasing fines against drivers using mobile phones or devices while driving. The legislation is also supposed to help with improving crosswalk safety, which is essential to preventing accidents.

Hit by a car or truck? You should know your rights

When you enter a crosswalk and have a WALK signal, you're in the right. You have the right of way and should not have to worry about being struck. Vehicles approaching should slow and stop, and drivers shouldn't continue on until they see that you've safely crossed the road.

Pedestrian deaths: Who's at risk, and where?

Pedestrian crashes can take the lives of pedestrians in a second. If a pedestrian is knocked down, they could be run over. If they go up over the vehicle, they could be hit by other drivers after falling onto the roadway. There are many hazards, and no crash is without risk.

Those with expensive cars less likely to yield to pedestrians

Drivers in Connecticut and across the United States need to be aware of pedestrians that are crossing the street. Though pedestrians typically have the right of way when crossing the road, many vehicles do not stop to allow them to cross. A new study finds that this may be especially true for those who drive expensive vehicles.

What can pedestrian accident victims do after being struck?

When pedestrians have been unexpectedly struck and harmed they may be left facing physical, financial and emotional damages and wonder what they can do. Legal protections for pedestrian accident victims are important for victims and their families to thoroughly understand so they can call on them if they need to after they have been harmed in a pedestrian accident.

Share the road with pedestrians safely this summer

Now that summer is in full swing in Connecticut, people may have noticed there are more pedestrians on the road. Children are on summer break and may be riding their bikes or walking to a friend's house or to a playground. People may be taking advantage of the pleasant weather to take a walk or go jogging. And sometimes its simply easier to go somewhere on foot, rather than having to deal with congested traffic.

Who is most at risk for suffering a pedestrian accident?

Now that summer is here, drivers in Connecticut may notice more people walking than during the colder winter months. However, being a pedestrian is not always safe. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, nearly 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents across the nation. A year earlier, nearly 129,000 pedestrians received treatment at a hospital for non-fatal injuries suffered in auto-pedestrian accidents. These statistics highlight just how serious the issue of pedestrian accidents is in the U.S.

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