An overwhelming majority of pedestrian accidents occur on the weekends. In fact, almost 80% of all pedestrian accidents happen on Saturday and Sunday. This is a stunning statistic that leaves a lot of room for improved pedestrian safety during the weekends.
A New Haven pedestrian accident can lead to serious injury or even death and addressing the safety issues that come with being a pedestrian on a local city street can help to identify areas where these numbers can improve. Especially as the Spring months start to warm up and it is lighter out later at night, the weekends can become even deadlier. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe if you are out walking city streets.
- Always walk with a buddy. If you can, make sure you are out for a walk with another person so you have an extra set of eyes on the road.
- Always cross the street where there is a crosswalk, signage, or street lights to guide your timing. Crossing where there is no acknowledgment of pedestrian traffic can lead to dire situations.
- Wear bright colors. This is especially important if you are out late at night. If a car coming at you can’t see you, you’re clothes are not right for safety.
- Obey all posted street signs.
- Look twice before crossing. If you aren’t sure if you’ll have time to cross, let the car that is coming towards you pass until you do have the right amount of time to cross.
There will never be anything you can do that will completely insulate you from the dangers presented by a New Haven pedestrian accident, but following these above steps can certainly help. If you are safe and following the guidance set forth here your chances of getting into an accident may be reduced.
Accidents can happen frequently, especially on the weekend. If you’ve been injured, contact our office immediately and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case.