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Texas, Dallas County, and Addison have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the nation
It was recently reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that Texas has the second highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation. Pedestrian fatality collisions were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476). In 2014 there were 54 pedestrians killed within Dallas County. In more recent findings, the Dallas area ranked #25 in the nation for pedestrian deaths. It's time to take a closer look at the causes of the high number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the Addison area.
How can Addison pedestrians help prevent injuries and fatalities?
Pedestrians can increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflective clothing.
Whenever possible, cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection.
It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk or path, but if a sidewalk or path is not available, walk on the shoulder and facing traffic.
What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Addison and Dallas County?
The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Addison and across the country. The recommendations include improved and expanded:
- Pavement markings
- Existing sidewalks
- Push buttons and pedestrian signals
- Turning islands
- School Crossing Guards
- Street lighting
Who are the most vulnerable to pedestrian injuries and fatalities in Addison?
According to a recent NextCity.org study, the most vulnerable populations are:
People of color;
Pedestrians in lower income neighborhoods, since these roadways tend to be less pedestrian friendly.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Addison accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Addison, pedestrian accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury pedestrian accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Addison pedestrian accident lawyer.
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