Pedestrian accidents

Recent research indicates that crosswalk and intersection design significantly impact pedestrian safety. Poor crossing designs can increase the risk of pedestrian accidents. However, transportation officials have begun implementing new design features that may improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks and intersections. Why Pedestrian Crashes Happen and Risk Trends Unfortunately, pedestrian accident rates in the United States have increased in recent […]

Tragedy struck a group of pedestrians on a Bronx sidewalk on October 6, when a police SUV responding to a reported car theft on Westchester Avenue collided with another car and careened toward a sidewalk, according to NBC News. The police SUV struck a group of six pedestrians standing on the sidewalk, including a 5-year-old child. […]

Automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection perform inconsistently and are ineffective at night, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In other words, the usual causes of pedestrian accidents – distracted driving, running red lights and stop signs, speeding,– are not overcome by new automotive technology. A news release from AAA says the failure […]

While distracted driving can cause injuries and death, and is a major concern in New York City and the rest of the country, the dangers of distracted walking should not be ignored. The consequences of listening to music while walking, texting, or looking down at a cellphone could be serious. Injury Facts 2015, published by the National Safety Council, […]

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