Category: Auto-Pedestrian Accidents

How to walk safely in urban areas

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | July 14, 2017

Some people live in urban areas, while others only visit for work, entertainment, shopping and dining among other activities. It doesn’t matter why you spend time in a busy city but walking around is obviously unavoidable. Walking is a great way to experience an area while getting some exercise that will keep you happy and healthy….

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Driverless cars pose moral “dilemmas”

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | June 30, 2016

In the event of an unavoidable crash, should a driverless car be programmed to save as many lives possible? Or instead, should it protect its occupants rather than others? That type of “social dilemma” is being pondered by social scientists, government regulators and manufacturers as the commercial debut of autonomous cars draws closer in California…

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David Crosby settles pedestrian accident lawsuit

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | June 22, 2016

California residents may recall media reports in March 2015 concerning a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle driven by the singer and songwriter David Crosby. Crosby’s Tesla sedan struck a 46-year-old man who was out jogging with his son in Santa Barbara County. While the former Crosby, Stills & Nash member faced no criminal charges as…

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Pedestrian accidents on the rise

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | May 18, 2016

Many Californians enjoy walking from place to place rather that being behind the wheel when the weather is nice. Unlike occupants of cars, pedestrians do not have protection from the frame of a vehicle, and if they are struck by an auto they are much likelier to suffer severe injuries that can often be fatal….

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Increased numbers of pedestrian deaths in 2015

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | March 28, 2016

Greater numbers of people walking near California roadways can impact the number of pedestrian deaths in a given year. Additionally, an increase in driving activity could contribute to greater potential for fatal accidents, including those that affect pedestrians. On a national scale, declining gasoline prices in 2015 may have played a partial role in an…

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New pedestrian signal for midblock crosswalks

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Our Blog | September 14, 2015

Pedestrians in California may soon be crossing at midblock crosswalks that have a new mechanism called the HAWK. This is short for the High Intensity Activated CrossWalK, and it is also known as the pedestrian hybrid beacon. It has been shown to reduce pedestrian actions by as much as 69 percent and total motor vehicle…

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