Distracted driving – It is one of the common causes of pedestrian accidents. Drivers are out of focus when they talk or text on their cell phones or distracted by electronic devices while driving. Sometimes pedestrians are guilty of this too. While crossing the streets, they are using their cellphones or music devices.
Intoxicated driving – When the driver is intoxicated, his or her reasoning, reaction time, and driving skills are weakened. Thus, the driver can easily miss a pedestrian walking or crossing the stress, especially at night.
Speeding – It is considered reckless driving, and it is a traffic violation. Speeding vehicles can hit a pedestrian very severely, leading to a more life-threatening situation or immediate death due to impact.
Left-hand turns – This is a common cause of pedestrian accidents. Both parties are looking in different directions; the pedestrians are looking straight ahead while the drivers pay more attention to the intersection instead of the pedestrians.
Unmarked crosswalks – Some of the pedestrian accidents happened at intersections. Using a crosswalk can reduce pedestrian accidents, but if it is poorly marked, the risk is still high.
Failing to yield or stop – Common cause of devastating pedestrian accidents is when the driver fails to stop on a stop signal or at an intersection. Sometimes, drivers also fail to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way. Most likely, life-altering injuries may happen to the pedestrian if the drive won’t slow down.
Bad weather conditions – Drivers should be extra careful when driving on bad weather conditions. When drivers fail to drive at a safe speed during rain, fog, or snow, they won’t be able to see the pedestrian easily. Also, stopping immediately will be impossible, especially on slippery roadways.