Pedestrians are at Increased Risk of Collision if Distracted by Phones


According to the National Safety Council, over 90% of car crashes involve human error–awareness is key to avoiding collisions whether you are in the car or a pedestrian. Pedestrian Fatalities According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2018 reached 6,283, the highest since 1990. Pedestrian fatalities account for nearly 20% of all traffic crashes in 2018 in the United States. Distraction plays a role in many of the crashes that occur in either the driver, pedestrian, or both. Pedestrian Distraction While many know of the effects of distracted driving on accident rates, people…

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Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in the DC Area?


Pedestrians here in the DC area are keeping an eye over their shoulder as they are walking along the streets of our communities. Local crashes are leaving a string of victims injured and, in some cases, leaving families to mourn. Drivers take the safety of those around them into their hands when they get behind the wheel, and we clearly need our drivers to be more conscientious. However, even simple day-to-day awareness on the part of the pedestrian can sometimes be enough for them to foresee and avoid a potential disaster. Are Pedestrian Accidents Getting Out of Hand in the…

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Top Black Ice Dangers — And What to Do About Them


Winter weather sparks its fair share of grumbling, but some conditions extend beyond annoying to prove downright dangerous. Black ice, in particular, places drivers and pedestrians at risk. It can’t always be avoided, but preventative efforts can at least reduce the risk of spin-outs or falls. Driving With black ice, the cliche of an ounce of protection being worth a pound of cure definitely applies. Some areas are more prone to black ice than others — and should be handled accordingly. Tree-lined roads and other areas lacking sunshine are particularly vulnerable. Lesser-traveled roads tend to form more black ice than…

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