Why is There a Rise in Pedestrian Accidents in the Summer?

Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors, which also means an increase in pedestrian accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured in car accidents every year. Whether it is a family heading out on vacation, joggers and cyclists out for their daily exercise, or a teen heading to the beach, warmer weather may increase your risk of a car accident. If you or someone you know was in a motor vehicle[…] Read More

Pedestrians and Distracted Drivers

We live in a digital age that helps streamline our daily lives and improves our communications and access to information. Yet, with the constant use of technological devices comes a disturbing increase in distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving can cover everything from talking on the phone to operating navigation systems. For pedestrians, distracted drivers are a hazard that has caused increased fatalities of almost 50 percent from 2005 to 2010 alone. Statistics may not reflect the true numbers, since distracted[…] Read More