Fort Myers Accident Lawyers Review Pedestrian & Driver Responsibility
About 12 people each day have lost their lives in pedestrian motor vehicle accidents in 2010 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This increase in pedestrian injuries and deaths has caused our Fort Myers auto accident lawyers to take a closer look at the responsibilities of drivers and pedestrians alike.
Pedestrian Responsibilities Include:
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Cross only in crosswalks.
- Don’t cross the street when there is a red light for traffic traveling in the same direction.
- Cross the street by following traffic signals.
- Walk on the sidewalks in and around traffic.
- Increase visibility by wearing bright, reflective clothing and carry a flashlight when walking at night.
Motor Vehicle Driver Responsibilities Include:
- Drivers have to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing in crosswalks.
- Drivers need to look both ways before turning onto a street to avoid colliding into a pedestrian.
- Drivers need to exit parking lots slowly and carefully, looking for pedestrians on sidewalks.
- Drivers always need to follow traffic signals and not run red lights.
- Drivers should not drive drunk or drugged.
If both drivers and pedestrians keep these tips in mind, then pedestrians will be a lot safer sharing the streets with motor vehicles.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident in Fort Myers, please call the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced Fort Myers auto accident lawyers at (888) 539-5297 and start seeking justice today.