Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligence or inattentiveness of an automobile/motorcycle driver. Some of the reasons are:
1. Making a turn: Pedestrians risk being hit by vehicles when the driver turns too quickly without looking.
2. Failing to stop: Running a stop sign or red light can lead to a disastrous crash.
3. Driving Under the Influence: After the consumption of drugs or alcohol the person’s ability to think, react and evaluate their surroundings weakens. These deficiencies can also result from the use of prescription drugs.
4. Reckless Driving or Speeding: Driving over the speed limit or driving with little regard for pedestrians or vehicles can result in catastrophic injury.
5. Distracted driving: Activities that take your attention away from driving are a major cause of accidents. These include texting, talking on cell phones, eating, programming a GPS, applying make-up, or being distracted by other passengers, especially children.
6. Weather Conditions: Drivers failing to adjust to poor weather conditions such as poor visibility or slippery roads can result in pedestrian accidents.