Even while great progress has been made with motor vehicle safety, pedestrians have lagged behind, and new campaign aims to change that, Law Office of Julie Johnson reports
Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2016 -- The Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC, a top dallas car accident lawyer and personal injury practice, issued a call for greater awareness of pedestrian safety issues. With nearly 5,000 pedestrians being struck and killed by drivers in the United States every year, this major issue is grossly under-reported, leaving too many people unaware of the dangers they face as they travel about on foot. By launching a new public awareness campaign focusing on the problem, the Law Office of Julie Johnson hopes to help cut down on the numbers of pedestrians hit by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicyclists every year, a project to which everyone can contribute and learn more about at JulieJohnsonLaw.com.
"For decades now, public safety conversations have focused on the dangers associated with traveling by motorized vehicle," Law Office of Julie Johnson founder Julie Johnson said, "An incredible amount of much-needed progress has been made in that area, with annual fatality totals steadily dropping year in and year out. It's now time that we as a nation took the issue of pedestrian safety more seriously. Our just-launched public awareness campaign will help people everywhere understand the dangers and how best to counteract them."
Tasked with improving safety for drivers and others who use the nation's roads and highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regularly compiles statistics that reflect the current situation. Four decades ago, there were around 20 motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 residents of the United States in the average year, with some annual totals ranging as much as ten percent higher. Since then, that rate has been slashed in half, with about ten motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people now being the norm.
Even given that remarkable progress, users of other forms of transportation have not necessarily fared as well. In 2013, for example, the total death count among pedestrians in the United States mounted to nearly 5,000, rising significantly from years past. Pedestrian safety is influenced by the behaviors of both drivers and those who move about on foot, so any progress to be made will have to be the result of increased awareness and care by participants of both kinds.
By laying out the stark facts about pedestrian safety and the best ways of improving the situation, the new Law Office of Julie Johnson public awareness campaign will prove to be an important step toward cutting down on the thousands of needless deaths among pedestrians every year. Since going into practice in 1991, Julie Johnson has distinguished herself as one of the nation's most successful and highly regarded personal injury lawyers, earning 5-star ratings from clients, superlative reviews at specialty sites like Avvo.com, and consistent notice from independent groups like Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
An especially accomplished dallas slip and fall lawyer, Johnson has successfully helped many people receive the compensation owed to them after they suffered from the negligence of others. The Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC has been equally successful in cases of pedestrian injury and deaths owing to the fault of drivers, making it well qualified for its new pedestrian safety public awareness campaign.
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