Did You Know? September Is Pedestrian Safety Month
Did You Know? September Is Pedestrian Safety Month

California lawmakers have dedicated the month of September to pedestrian safety. Pedestrian Safety Month will be observed in order to create public awareness of the issue of pedestrian safety and reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrian fatalities have risen in recent years and account for 25% of all traffic fatalities.

In 2015, 813 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in California. The Coachella Valley had 10 pedestrian fatalities in 2016.

The pedestrian safety campaign will promote awareness of the issue for both pedestrians and drivers. The campaign will remind pedestrians of important safety tips, like the importance of using crosswalks, as jaywalking has been linked to most of the pedestrian fatalities that occurred this year. It will also be targeted at making motorists aware of the issue and how to make roads safer for pedestrians.

“With pedestrian fatalities on the rise, a month dedicated to awareness for pedestrian safety is a much-needed effort,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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