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Austin To Add 6 More Pedestrian Activated Crosswalks

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Austin To Add 6 More Pedestrian Activated Crosswalks

Good News for Austin’s Pedestrians. The Texas Department of Transportation has confirmed that the City of Austin will install six new pedestrian crossings, or hybrid beacons, by the end of the year (one of those six is pending TxDOT approval). These beacons, also known as PHBs, are flashing crosswalks that stop traffic for pedestrians on […]

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June 6, 2016

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives, Wrongful Death

After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

After Austin experienced 102 traffic deaths in 2015, setting a new record, the city was included in the Vision Zero Focus Cities program, joining Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Getting its start in Sweden in October of 1997, Vision Zero is a national traffic safety program that tries to reduce or completely eliminate traffic […]

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February 22, 2016

Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Austin Approves More Sky Bridges to Keep Pedestrians Safe

Traffic accidents in Austin are at an all-time high. So far this year, traffic accidents have caused 81 deaths – making 2015 one of the deadliest years on record. What’s even more troubling is that one-third of those fatalities involved pedestrians, which is double the national average. In order to prevent accidents involving pedestrians, and […]

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November 23, 2015

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Austin?

This time last year there were 9 pedestrians killed by motor vehicle accidents in Austin. This year, 22 have been killed. A spokesman for the Austin Police Department vehicular homicide division has stated that people “just aren’t paying attention in general.” Sometimes it’s the pedestrian. However, sometimes it’s a distracted or drunk driver.

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August 5, 2015

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Are Austin’s Pedestrians at Risk?

The capital city of Austin, Texas, has a population of nearly 900,000, which means that on any given day its roadways are filled with people who are driving as well as pedestrians who are walking to their destinations. In the past few years, attention has become increasingly focused on those who walk due to the boom […]

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May 15, 2015

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

iPhone update raises concerns about more distracted driving, walking

Technology junkies already know that Apple plans to increase the size of new phones, making it easier for people to read text on their screens and utilize content. The change is welcomed by many, but some have pointed out that the change could contribute to an already growing problem—distracted driving and distracted walking. Distracted driving […]

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September 17, 2014

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Work with experienced attorney to build strong personal injury case

Pedestrian safety is an important issue in Texas, particularly given the fact that Texas is among the states with the greatest number of pedestrian traffic fatalities, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. As school starts back up this fall and more child pedestrians are present on our roads once again, the issue of pedestrian […]

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August 25, 2014

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Lack of pedestrian infrastructure can result in accidents

Austin, like many towns in Texas, is not necessarily always easy to get around by foot, at least safely. The problem, as journalist Richard Whittaker recently pointed out, is putting pedestrians at risk. Part of the reason for this state of affairs is that sidewalks used to be the responsibility of property owners, and there […]

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July 11, 2014

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Texas a dangerous state for pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, and they do, but there are certain places where they occur with greater frequency, like Texas. A recent report by the nonprofit National Complete streets Coalition found that the state of Texas ranked 10th on a list of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. According to the report, 4,200 pedestrians […]

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June 16, 2014

Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Children injured in pedestrian accident near downtown Houston

In some cases, after an injurious or fatal auto accident, the collection of evidence has to go beyond a police investigation, particularly when the driver in a crash isn’t cited or charged with a crime. Further investigation may be especially important after accidents in which victims are killed or left unable to communicate their side […]

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March 21, 2014

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