Almost half of Seattle pedestrians do not feel safe in crosswalks

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is working to improve the walking experience and pedestrian safety in Seattle. In a random survey of 702 Seattle residents, they found that:seattle pedestrian accident attorney

  • 4 out of 10 surveyed said they experienced a “near miss” or a car almost hit them
  • 70% of those surveyed said that car drive too fast on their streets
  • More than 50% said that they did not feel safe crossing intersections.

The SDOT said that they will use this survey to create a “master plan” that addresses pedestrian safety and reduces pedestrian accidents.

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Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are killed in the United States every year and the elderly and the young are statistically more likely to be injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. In pedestrian accidents, drivers often neglect to obey traffic laws like stopping at a crosswalk, they are speeding, or they are impaired by talking on on a cell phone or by alcohol or drugs.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. As personal injury specialists, we often represent people who have been involved in pedestrian accidents. With our help, you may recover compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering.

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