Why Did The Plaintiff Cross The Road? Understanding Pedestrian And Crosswalk Laws In All 50 States

 Friday, November 2, 2018

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Every year approximately 76,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when they are struck by a moving vehicle. Beginning in 2016, America experienced a significant increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities, and in 2017 alone, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths in the U.S. Five states alone account for 43% of all pedestrian deaths—California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Arizona. Pedestrian deaths now make up 16% of the total traffic deaths in the U.S. A 2018 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study found HERE reveals that in 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads—an average of 16 per day. The worst states were New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Delaware, Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia.