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Category: Pedestrian Accidents

  • 5 SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR FAMILIES

    Jun 27
    ​School is out and summer is officially here! That means it’s time for beach outings, swimming pools, bike rides, playground visits, vacations, outdoor adventures, and more! The summer months are typically more laid back, which isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to safety. Injuries among children increase dramatically in the months of May...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS

    Oct 27
    Halloween is one of the top days for pedestrian accidents and injuries, so it is fitting that the spookiest night of the year closes out Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Safety Council shows that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween. That’s one scary statistic! Even though this sobering...
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  • DO I HAVE A CASE IF THE OTHER DRIVER LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT?

    Sep 29
    Hit-and-run accidents happen all the time even though fleeing the scene following a crash is against the law in Virginia. Many times, a driver will leave the scene of an accident because they are driving under the influence, without a license, or do not have auto insurance. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), more than...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY: AVOIDING ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

    Oct 13
    Halloween is a favorite time of year for many children and adults alike. From pumpkins to costumes, orange lights, and festive movies, there’s something for anyone of any age to enjoy. While this year’s holidays may be slightly different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you can bet there the same scary dangers that lurk...
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  • VIRGINIA EXPERIENCES RECORD-SETTING PEDESTRIAN DEATH RATES IN PAST TWO YEARS

    Apr 17
    Every year, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Virginia Highway Safety Office releases its annual Virginia Traffic Crash Facts report. According to the most recent report from 2018, as well as studies compiling preliminary data from 2019, the commonwealth has experienced its highest pedestrian fatality rates in the past two years. According to the 2018 Virginia Traffic Crash...
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  • PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS TO FOLLOW THIS SUMMER

    Aug 1
    There were 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in 2016. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if proper safety precautions were taken. Here are some pedestrian safety tips to keep you safe this summer in high traffic areas, such as the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. TIPS TO STAY SAFE Increase your visibility. According to NHTSA’s National Center for...
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  • PEDESTRIANS DEATHS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

    Feb 28
    According to a new study, pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high and it does NOT appear to be a statistical anomaly. “U.S. pedestrian deaths totaled nearly 6,000 in 2017 for the second straight year amid mounting signs that walkers and drivers are dangerously distracted, according to a new study.” (USA Today) According to a report from the Governor’s...
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  • STAYING SAFE AROUND PEDESTRIANS

    Jun 19
    Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather, be it in the car with all the windows down or just taking a stroll downtown. However, with summer adventures comes the added danger for pedestrians and drivers, alike. Here are some tips to avoid disaster this summer. Avoid distractions: Cellphones, headphones and reading...
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  • PAUSE FOR PEDESTRIANS

    Mar 20
    With the rise in people outside during the spring, it is important to be extra cautious when driving. Pedestrian accidents are a very serious matter, which usually results in severe injuries. It is important to always remember that you can encounter pedestrians anywhere, at any time, not just at crosswalks. Being constantly aware of your surroundings is...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY: FUN OVER FIGHTS

    Oct 28
    Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, where costumed revelers take to the streets across the country in search of fun and an overabundance of candy. Whether it’s Trick-Or-Treating with the kids or attending a Halloween themes costume party, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the end of October...
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