Florida ranks among the most dangerous states for pedestrians today, with thousands of pedestrian accidents and injuries occurring yearly. People older than 65 and children are at a higher risk of being struck by vehicles.
Pedestrians are at a High Risk of Accidents in Florida
You risk getting hit by a vehicle using the crosswalk or on the pavement. Even if you were jaywalking, the car driver has no right to plow into you. In most cases, pedestrian accidents occur when motorists flout Florida traffic laws, such as:
- Not abiding by the stop sign on a school bus
- Speeding, especially in school zones
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Failing to yield due to “walk” signals
- Making dangerous turns
When a driver fails to adhere to the rules of the road, they place pedestrians at risk of catastrophic injuries or fatalities.