Pedestrians are more prominent in Fresno than in many cities across the nation, yet they may be less safe here. Why? The fact of the matter is that California has more pedestrian accidents than most states in the country – even when you correct for population sizes. There are five major driver behaviors that can put pedestrians at greater danger.
Keep reading to learn what those five driver behaviors are, then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and need a free legal consultation.
- Driving While Distracted
- Driving While Drowsy
- Drunk Driving
- Driving While Angry
It is all too common for drivers to send texts, or simply read a text, while driving. They often interact with their GPS, mess with their radio, or may simply be trying to eat dinner behind the wheel. Any activity that takes the driver’s attention off the road is an activity that can potentially cause a dangerous situation.
Too often, drivers believe that it’s not that dangerous to get behind the wheel if they have been driving. Unfortunately, studies have shown that a person who has not slept in 20 hours is as impaired as a drunk driver. Do not get behind the wheel if you are seriously overtired.
Speaking of driving while intoxicated, drunk driving remains a serious problem in California and throughout the country. There is plenty of attention given to the matter – everyone knows how dangerous it is and how often it can cause catastrophic injuries. That fact, coupled with the ease of getting a rideshare, leaves no excuse for drunk driving.
Most people speed at least occasionally, but it is important to understand that it can be extremely dangerous – especially in residential areas like Fresno. The faster a car is going, the longer it will take them to stop, the more likely they will be to cause catastrophic injury if they hit a pedestrian, and the more likely they will be to lose control of their vehicle.
Many people have no idea how many car accidents are caused by angry drivers. The truth is that drivers who are angry are likely to be impulsive, irrational, and otherwise dangerous on the roads. If you find yourself getting very angry, pull over to the side of the road, take a few deep breaths, and wait until it passes to continue driving.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident then we encourage you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for your free legal consultation. We will carefully consider your case, talk to you about your options, and help you move forward.