The California-based ride-sharing company Uber has been harshly criticized for not having an adequate safety plan in place during autonomous vehicle testing in a series of documents from the National Transportation Safety Board. A 49-year-old woman was struck and killed in March 2018 by an Uber SUV that was being used to evaluate self-driving technology in Arizona. The documents were released by the NTSB on Nov. 5.
While high-speed collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians tend to dominate the headlines, there is another equally-as-common type of auto-ped accident that does not get near as much publicity; backovers. These are those accidents where a driver backs over a pedestrian. Most of these accidents occur in driveways or parking lots, and in many cases, the driver knows the victim. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 292 backover accidents occur in the U.S. every year. Sadly, 35 percent of these accidents involve children that are under the age of 5.
Halloween will be here before you know it, and parents are rightly concerned about their kids' safety when trick-or-treating. While dressing up in costumes and going door to door is certainly fun, it also entails many risks. SafeKids.org offers the following tips so you can rest assured that your children will be safe and secure this Halloween.
With August right around the corner, many parents and kids are looking forward to the upcoming school year. This means it's a great time to talk to your kids about being safe when walking to and from school. Drivers must also keep in mind the role they play in pedestrian safety, especially when traveling through school zones. In this case, the National Safety Council offers the following back to school tips.
Pedestrian safety is important for everyone, but it's crucial for kids to learn at an early age. In this case, it's up to parents to ensure their children are playing it safe when out and about, especially when walking in highly congested areas. To help you help your kids, SafeKids.org offers the following tips.
There are many different risk factors that pedestrians should take into consideration every time they go for a walk or go jogging, from adverse weather and the role that may play in an accident to visibility, the time of day and traffic congestion. There are many more reasons why pedestrian accidents keep happening, and in some cases, they may be the result of a business owner’s negligence. For example, a pedestrian may hurt themselves in a slip-and-fall accident because a business owner failed to take care of a leak or address ice or other hazards. Or, a pedestrian may be hit by a vehicle due to a careless business owner.
With summer around the corner, many people are looking forward to fireworks, days at the beach, family vacations and celebrations. However, this can be a dangerous time of year when it comes to traffic accidents, especially with regard to pedestrian accidents. While many children look forward to having a break from school, they may spend far more time near the road, whether they are riding bikes or walking around with friends. Moreover, some adults may be more likely to go for walks at certain times of day due to more favorable weather conditions (especially in certain parts of the country) and many people will find themselves in a pedestrian accident this summer.
If you have been involved in a serious accident that has ultimately left you facing an amputation, the emotions you are experiencing will be many. While your current situation may be less-than-ideal and currently causing you to question your future, technology has come a far way and many amputees have the same chance at living a happy, healthy and successful life in California as anyone else.
One of the more likely locations for auto-pedestrian accidents to occur in Pomona is the roadway itself. Despite the fact that traffic lanes and crosswalks are typically clearly marked, much confusion may still exist as to who actually has the right-of-way when it comes to vehicles and pedestrians sharing the road.
Distracted walking may not be something you are familiar with. However, this is a huge issue in many communities in California. One community in Pomona, Montclair, has taken action to make sure this is not an issue anymore.