Vehicles and Pedestrians
Drivers should always be careful and attentive when they are behind the wheel, but they must be particularly vigilant when driving in areas with a high level of pedestrian traffic. Around schools, parks, urban centers, parking lots, and entertainment districts there are likely to be many people moving around on foot. The consequences of a vehicle-pedestrian accident can be devastating for all parties involved.
Drivers must take responsibility for assuring that their habits behind the wheel keep pedestrians as safe as possible at all times. Though inattentive walkers or joggers may be frustrating, drivers must always assume that a person on foot has the right-of-way.
Keeping Pedestrians Safe
Put simply, in order to protect pedestrians, drivers must always remain aware and undistracted when they are behind the wheels of their vehicles. Special care should be taken to look for pedestrians when drivers are:
- Near schools, parks, or urban environments
- Making left turns
- Approaching a crosswalk
- Backing up or driving in parking lots
- In neighborhoods
There is no excuse for speeding or other negligent driving behavior in these areas, as it can easily endanger the lives of pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, you deserve to have your rights protected by a legal professional who will fully commit to your case. To discuss the details of your case and explore the possibility of receiving compensation, contact the Clarksburg personal injury lawyers at the law offices of David W. Frame. Call us today at 800-352-9460.