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Texas and Denton 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. Among all states, pedestrian fatalities were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476).
What are some causes of the high number of Denton pedestrian injuries and fatalities?
Some of the reasons that Denton is dangerous for pedestrians include:
- The sidewalks are narrow;
- The environment is dominated by motor vehicles;
- Street corners are rounded, which enable vehicle to drive more quickly through right turns;
- Intersections tend to be very wide and require longer passage time for pedestrians;
- Poor pedestrian passageways between Denton neighborhoods.
What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Denton?
The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Denton and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:
Push buttons and pedestrian signals
School Crossing Guards
After a serious or fatal pedestrian accident, get information from Denton first responders
When someone has been injured or killed in a pedestrian collision, the first responders from the Denton Police Department and the Denton Fire and Rescue Department will publish a report detailing the incident.Contact them to request a copy of the collision report.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need an experienced Denton accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Denton, 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 Denton pedestrian accident lawyer.
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