Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2014, nearly 15 percent of people killed in car accidents were pedestrians. A review of their data reveals that Alabama is the 8th most dangerous state for pedestrians.
Last week, Google received a patent for an adhesive coating on the front of self-driving cars. The purpose? To reduce injuries when cars hit pedestrians. But will this work?
Car accidents involving pedestrians often result in those pedestrians involved sustaining serious or even fatal injuries. One recent fatal accident along a busy seven-lane Alabama road has left many residents shaken.
School zones often present many challenges for drivers. This is especially true in the evening hours as students, parents and members of the public attend sporting events. Sadly, an Alabama father and his two-year-old son were recently killed in a wrongful death when they were struck by a car while leaving a football game.
From a young age children are taught to look both ways before crossing the street. It's a basic safety rule that most pedestrians follow. Likewise, most drivers know to slow down as they approach intersections or crosswalks where pedestrians may be crossing. When it comes to car accidents involving pedestrians, however, there seems to be a big difference between knowing safe pedestrian and driving rules and actually putting them into practice.