Whether for business, pleasure, or daily life, walking and driving in Virginia are beautiful yet occasionally dangerous activities. While overall motorists are cautious and considerate, and pedestrians are aware and alert, accidents do happen and they can be devastating. If an accident were to happen, Virginia does have legal measures in...Read More
Washington DC is home to a plethora of transportation options, yet most people prefer to travel by automobile. With so many commuters on the road at any given time, accidents are bound to happen. Factor in some notable dangerous intersections littered throughout Washington DC, and you’re looking at prime conditions for collisions.
We often think of car accidents in terms of two or more vehicles, but of course, pedestrians can also be victims. Whereas drivers and passengers have the protection of an automobile's steel frame, pedestrians have little to nothing standing between them and the vehicle. That means the stakes are much higher,...Read More
Millions of tourists visit Washington, D.C. every year. Thousands of government workers reside in the District as well. What do they have in common? Both groups include countless pedestrians who make their way across the city by foot every day. With such high foot traffic, pedestrian accidents are inevitable. Indeed, hundreds...Read More
In a recent report on pedestrian safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 and in 2017 nationwide.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities increased 27 percent in the ten years from 2007 to 2016.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities has grown substantially faster... Read More
According to statistics from local police agencies, 50 or 60 people in the D.C. area are struck by vehicles and killed every year, with average deaths peaking in August. These deaths are part of a trend – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...Read More
Daylight savings time will be ending in early November, and coinciding with its end, the Street Smart program will begin another ad push and enforcement period. Because night falls quicker in winter, pedestrians can be harder to see for drivers. This can lead to devastating
Two men died in less than 24 hours in separate DC pedestrian accidents this month. On Thursday after 2:00 a.m., a 44-year-old victim was struck while leaving the restaurant he owned in the Shaw neighborhood. A breathalyzer was administered to the driver, but the accident is still under investigation. Sometime after 2:00 a.m....Read More