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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Make a Safe Route to School for Your Child

For a child or teenager, the journey to and from school may be filled with excitement, dread or a wide range of other emotions. Whether your child is headed to take a test or give a presentation, to try out for a sports team or the school play, or simply to learn something they didn’t […]

Central Florida Roads Have a Reputation for Poor Pedestrian Safety

According to a variety of studies, Central Florida roads are among the most dangerous in the United States for pedestrians. Hundreds of pedestrians are injured and dozens are killed each year in this area. From 2014 to 2015, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased in five counties in Central Florida. Now, drivers are killing pedestrians […]

Central Florida Sees Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

The year 2017 was a deadly one for Central Florida pedestrians. In the first few months alone, 24 pedestrians were killed in Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Orange counties, according to data from the Florida Highway Patrol. This was up from 18 for the same timeframe in 2016. Orange County in particular has a long history […]

Florida Regularly Tops Rankings of Deadliest Areas for Pedestrians

Florida cities regularly appear near the top of Smart Growth America’s biannual ranking of the deadliest places for pedestrians to walk. The “Dangerous by Design” report is based on the rate of pedestrian deaths relative to the number of people who walk to work in an area. The information is used to create a pedestrian […]

Florida Is Home to Seven Most Dangerous Regions for Pedestrians

Smart Growth America, an advocacy group encouraging the creation of compact, walkable and attractive neighborhoods, recently released a report entitled Dangerous by Design, which named the most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians. The top seven most dangerous regions out of the top ten nationwide are located in Florida, making the Sunshine State the deadliest in […]

The Rights and Responsibilities of Pedestrians in Florida

All drivers know the importance of paying attention to other vehicles on the road. However, many are not as good with accounting for people traveling on foot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,280 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010, while 70,000 were injured. To help avoid these […]

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