With the warmer weather upon us and temperatures are on the rise, so is the increase of automobile-pedestrian accidents. These types of accidents are due to distracted drivers and pedestrians who are not alert to their surroundings. Auto-pedestrian incidents usually result in life altering injuries, even death.
The most important factor for both drivers and pedestrians, is to be mindful. Drivers should always be aware of their speed as well as pedestrians crossing the roadway. When you are driving through a neighborhood or heavy populated city street, obey speed limits and keep an eye out for children playing in the area of travel.
Pedestrians should always look both ways before crossing the street. In the evening hours, pedestrians should make every effort to wear protective, highly visible clothing to make their presence known to other vehicles.
Remember, a little vigilance, goes a long way.