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The High Incidence Of California Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are a distressing and prevalent issue in California. Across the nation, pedestrian deaths represent nearly 15 percent of automobile accident fatalities, and California leads the nation in this horrifying statistic. In 2015, the number of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents in California was at 23 percent.

The High Incidence of California Pedestrian Accidents and Their Devastating Effects

Pedestrian accidents are a distressing and prevalent issue in California. Across the nation, pedestrian deaths represent nearly 15 percent of automobile accident fatalities, and California leads the nation in this horrifying statistic. In 2015, the number of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents in California was at 23 percent.

California Pedestrian Safety Month

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month. Due to the increased number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries, the California State Senate passed a resolution to make this month California Pedestrian Safety Month. Local police departments and other local and state agencies will be doing their part to promote awareness to both drivers and pedestrians about how to safely share the road.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Tips

According to the US Department of Transportation run Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 4,735 pedestrians and 743 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2013. In addition to those numbers, there were a reported 66,000 pedestrian and 48,000 bicyclist injuries in the same year.