Police enforcement can help reduce pedestrian crashes

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2020 | in Catastrophic Injuries |

If you live in California, you should know that there is a heightened risk of pedestrian accidents. Many people are always out around the roads, whether they’re interested in biking, walking or running. This is part of the appeal of the state, being so warm and friendly.

Unfortunately, pedestrian and cyclist crashes often happen throughout the state because there are more people out and about. That is why there are often bike-pedestrian safety enforcement campaigns, like one that is going to happen in Santa Monica. Regardless of where you live in the state, these campaigns are a great way to get people informed and to make sure they know how to stay safe on or around the roads.

When police departments choose to run campaigns like this, they generally focus on locating areas where bike and pedestrian accidents are common. By doing so, they can figure out why those accidents are happening and what they can do to prevent them.

Often, officers patrol those areas in force throughout the operations. They want to see violations of driving laws or violations committed by pedestrians or cyclists, so they can take steps to inform people about their responsibilities and enforce the laws surrounding them.

Citations can be used to enforce the law, and it could be necessary if a particular area is seeing a high number of crashes or injuries.

As a pedestrian or cyclist, you need to do what you can to help prevent accidents. However, if a driver is acting recklessly and collides with you, then you can pursue a claim against them and seek compensation for what you’ve been through.