Category: Pedestrian Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported in 2021 that pedestrian motor vehicle crash deaths increased 51 percent since their low point in 2009.
The Move Over for People Act adds clarity to existing Florida statutes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates U.S. roads were more dangerous in the second quarter of 2020 than they have been in years.
The number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers across the nation increased by 45 percent from 2010 – 2019. Florida ranked number one in the 2021 report with the most pedestrian fatalities.
Pedestrians are at risk of being struck by a vehicle every time they walk in Southwest Florida. The NIH says the most vulnerable pedestrians are children, the elderly, and those of lower socioeconomic status.
In 2020, WINK-TV reported the number of people killed while walking on the street was at a 30-year high nationwide. Tragically, Southwest Florida continues to have too many hit-and-run pedestrian accidents.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) recent study showed new SUVs are more lethal to pedestrians than cars, according to a Fort Myers pedestrian accident attorney.
Higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of any injuries.
Smart Growth America’s 2019 Dangerous by Design report showed the Cape Coral-Ft. Myers metro area ranked 8th in a list of the top 20 most dangerous pedestrian areas.
Are you planning a getaway to one of southwest Florida’s stunning beaches? While there are certainly plenty of reasons why you might want to escape right now, it’s also important to keep safety in mind. Florida’s beloved Fort Myers area has much to offer by way of sunshine and relaxation. However, with an abundance of cars on the road, unfamiliar visitors to the area are often involved in serious pedestrian accidents. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian-related crash in southwest...