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Posts Categorized: Pedestrian Accidents

Do Pedestrians Have the Right of Way When Jaywalking?

Posted on April 11th, 2022

Drivers in Pennsylvania understand that pedestrians tend to have the right of way in most areas. This is particularly true where there are crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. However, pedestrians do have duties when they are on or around the roadway, and this includes following traffic laws. Crossing a road in an area with no crosswalk can be dangerous, and… READ MORE

Is the Pedestrian Ever at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?

Posted on November 19th, 2021

Pedestrian accidents in PA can lead to severe injuries. The reality is that pedestrians have very little protection from the force of a vehicle, and they often sustain a secondary impact with the ground that leads to additional injuries. Here, we want to discuss whether or not a pedestrian can ever be at fault for an accident. The reality is… READ MORE

Pedestrian Crosswalk Laws In Pennsylvania

Posted on March 23rd, 2020

Pedestrian safety is tantamount on roadways in Pennsylvania. Pedestrians have no protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. That is why pedestrian crosswalk laws are so essential to safety. Drivers need to know when pedestrians have the right of way. General Pedestrian Crosswalk Laws The following are laws passed by the state legislature regarding pedestrian crosswalk safety:… READ MORE

[Study] The Most Dangerous Zones for Pedestrian in Philadelphia

Posted on December 20th, 2019

In November 2016, the city of Philadelphia announced its plans for Vision Zero, setting a target of zero traffic-related fatalities by 2030.  However, two years later, it’s been argued that the initiative has not done enough to put safety as a primary priority. From 2014-2018, traffic-related fatalities have been on an increasing trend that, if it continues, will fail to… READ MORE

What is Defensive Walking?

Posted on November 14th, 2019

You have probably heard of defensive driving, but have you ever heard of defensive walking? Defensive driving has to do with anticipating what other drivers will do. Defensive walking is much the same – thinking ahead about what a driver will do that could cause you harm. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in and around the roadways.… READ MORE

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