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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Volvo creates exterior airbag to help protect pedestrians

About a decade ago, the European Union made some radical changes to their pedestrian safety laws. Car manufacturers in the region took notice; and as a result some major breakthroughs were made. Some vehicles in Europe are now equipped with pedestrian sensing systems to reduce the chances of an accident occurring. When you consider data…

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San Francisco moves forward with Great Highway improvements

In the past, we have talked about the convoluted nature of some intersections in San Francisco, and how these complicated areas can be a factor in (or directly cause) a pedestrian or bike accident. The city is pushing forward with a few major safety plans that call for improved infrastructure, which should help. In addition,…

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Pedestrian safety initiative to take effect in San Francisco

Pedestrian safety is a two-way street; both literally and in terms of wordplay. While pedestrians need to obey street signs, observe good judgment and cross the street, motor vehicle drivers need to travel at safe speeds at all times (but especially around crosswalks or near pedestrians) and they need to be on the lookout for…

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San Francisco’s 2012 pedestrian fatalities bring focus on safety

With a little under 20 pedestrian accident fatalities last year, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee announced a plan is being drafted to improve pedestrian safety in the city. Expected to be finalized and implemented early this year, the plan hopes to reduce pedestrian accidents that result in serious injuries or death by 25 percent by…

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