Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Stuart Carpey handles pedestrian accident cases for victims of car accidents across Pennsylvania. In an effort to bring attention to the unballanced allocation of funds earmarked for Pedestrian Safety in Pennsylvania, he created this infographic for others to use in bringing attention to these statistics and educating pedestrians before they cross the most dangerous Pennsylvania streets.
- In 2011, 149 pedestrians were fatally hit on Pennsylvania roads.
- About 4,515 pedestrians were injured on Pennsylvania roads.
- In 2011 pedestrian-related crashes represent 3.6% of the total reported traffic crashes; however, they account for 11.6% of all traffic crash deaths.
Important Crosswalk Safety Tips
Take necessary steps to keep safe when crossing the street. Cross at a crosswalk or intersection, and wear bright clothing at night so that other drivers can see you even in the dark. Walk on the sidewalk rather than in the street whenever possible, and if no sidewalk is available, make sure to face traffic and walk on the shoulder of the road. Put your cell phone down and be aware and reactive while crossing the street.
As the driver, make sure to get a full night’s rest before getting behind the wheel to ensure that you are completely aware of your surroundings, and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections.
Pedestrian Safety in Pennsylvania
In an effort to bring attention to the unbalanced allocation of funds earmarked for Pedestrian Safety in Pennsylvania, he created this infographic for others to use in bringing attention to these statistics and educating pedestrians before they cross the most dangerous Pennsylvania streets. Check out the alarming statistics in the infographic below and stay safe when crossing the street!
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If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident or if someone you love has been seriously injured or killed, do not hesitate to contact Stuart Carpey. He is an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who is committed to doing everything in his power to help you earn compensation for your financial and emotional damages. Stuart Carpey and the Carpey Law team work from two conveniently located offices in Philadelphia and Conshohocken, Pa.