Florida Ranks 2nd Highest in U .S. in Pedestrian Deaths

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is warning parents and pedestrians that there has been a spike in the number of pedestrians killed on our streets in 2010, 35 additional deaths when compared to the year before, reports News 13.

Unfortunately sometimes children decide to play around cars when they are crossing the street and dart in and out of traffic. Parents should talk to their children about how dangerous it is, says an FHP spokeswoman.

The warning comes following an initial report by the Governors Highway Safety Association that found four states – California, Texas, New York and Florida – had 41% of the nation’s traffic fatalities in 2009. California ranked first for pedestrian fatalities, with Florida second at nearly 500 pedestrian fatalities in the state.

The preliminary report from the Governors Highway Safety Association also found a slight increase nationwide.

Farah & Farah’s personal injury attorneys would like to remind you that morning and afternoon hours around the beginning and end of school are particularly dangerous times for pedestrians and school children and motorists need to be on the lookout. Pedestrians should always make eye contact with a driver, know the rules of the road, know when they have the right of way, and always use a crosswalk.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Florida by a negligent motorist, Farah & Farah’s experienced Florida pedestrian accident injury attorneys have 30 years of experience in helping people injured in pedestrian and auto accidents get back on their feet.