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Pedestrian Accidents

1 trick that could minimize your risk as a pedestrian

There are many ways that pedestrians can reduce the risk of getting hurt on the road. Careful compliance with traffic laws is crucial, as is a pedestrian’s visibility to others in traffic. Little steps that you take can have a big effect on your overall safety as a pedestrian. Taking a little bit of time to plan ahead before your next walk or run could

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Pedestrian Accidents

Going out tonight? Stay safe getting home with these tips

Everybody deserves to go out and have a good time on occasion, so if you’re planning on going out tonight, tomorrow or this weekend for a few drinks, enjoy yourself – but don’t forget about safety when you’re heading home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 33% of all fatal pedestrian accidents involve a pedestrian who is legally intoxicated, and those numbers should

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Pedestrian Accidents

Going for a jog or a walk to the store is more dangerous than ever

Regular walking is a basic form of exercise. Medical professionals and publications tell people that they should get 10,000 steps a day or more if possible. Most adults also realize that walking is cheaper and better for the environment than driving every time they need to take a short trip somewhere. Whether you walk for exercise or practical reasons, you take personal risk when you

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Reckless drivers, larger vehicles causing more pedestrian deaths

The traffic data from last year is starting to come in, and it’s not looking good. Based on preliminary numbers, pedestrian deaths rose in 2021. This isn’t a new trend. Even in 2020, when many people were working at home – or not working at all – and schools, as well as many businesses, were closed, pedestrian fatalities at the hands of drivers rose by

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

3 places drivers must take extra care to look out for pedestrians

Have you ever been shouted at by a driver while out walking? Something like, “Hey, watch where you are going” or “ Don’t sneak up on me like that.” As the one who has the most to lose in a collision with a car, you need to stay alert for your own safety. Yet, if a vehicle hits you, that does not mean it would

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Bicycle Accidents

What does it mean that Baton Rouge is a focus city?

The City of Baton Rouge is known as a focus city by the Federal Highway Administration. What does that mean? It means that the city has a high number of fatal pedestrian and bike crashes that affect the people who live there. In response to being found as a focus city in the mid-2000s, the Bike and Pedestrian Emphasis Area Action Plan was put into

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Crosswalks may not protect you from drivers who are turning

When you ask anyone about ways to stay safe as a pedestrian who is walking near the road, one of the first things they’ll tell you is that you should always cross at a crosswalk. And this is true. A lot of serious accidents happen when people attempt to cross at places that they shouldn’t, where drivers don’t expect them and may not see them.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians face multiple hazards in Louisiana

While many commuters opt to travel by car, bus, motorcycle, and other forms of vehicular transport, significant numbers of people choose to get around on foot. There are various benefits to this, including saving money, avoiding the stress of traffic, and staying fit and healthy. Nonetheless, getting around on foot does come with some drawbacks. While most journeys are completed without issue, pedestrians can be

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Pedestrians aren’t obligated to go the extra mile

Pedestrian accidents are often fatal or at least lead to serious injuries to pedestrians. Without protection, someone who gets hit at even 20 miles per hour could suffer extensive injuries. This often leads people to provide advice on how pedestrians can be safer when they have to walk near traffic. Common tips include the following: Do not listen to headphones while walking, as it is distracting

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Stay safe as a pedestrian

Walking beside busy streets in Louisiana can be dangerous if you’re not careful. When you’re a pedestrian, it’s important to keep your head up and pay attention to what’s going on. With so many distracted drivers on the roads these days, don’t let yourself become a distracted walker. Use sidewalks whenever possible While sidewalks aren’t available in all areas, you should use them whenever possible.

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Are SUVs a danger to pedestrians?

The busiest Louisiana streets often have pedestrians walking next to various vehicles without any problems. Of course, car accidents involving pedestrians sometimes happen, leading to those on foot suffering the worst injuries. Walkers and joggers might experience the worst harm when involved in a collision with an SUV because the vehicle’s mass can cause serious injuries. SUV accidents and pedestrian injuries The Insurance Institute for

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Four ways to avoid accidents by being a defensive walker

Louisiana is a state that’s full of many things to see and do. With that in mind, many locals make their way around this state by walking. Unfortunately, walking means taking on the risk of being in a pedestrian accident. However, you can help prevent getting involved in an accident by following these tips to become a defensive walker. Avoid jaywalking It can be tempting

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