Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

It is a common misconception that pedestrians in Florida always have the right of way. However, this is far from the truth. While motor vehicle drivers do have an increased responsibility to avoid collisions with pedestrians, pedestrians are also responsible for using caution when crossing streets and walking in traffic. In fact, Florida law states that “every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.” Pedestrian Responsibilities Like motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians have a

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Florida Makes Top List for Pedestrian Fatalities

More people are realizing the benefits of walking and taking in the sunshine on roads and walkways throughout Florida. It looks as though there could be a downside to all of that walking, especially if car drivers are not paying attention and slam into a pedestrian. If this happens, a pedestrian might be looking at time in the hospital and many different medical conditions post-accident. As data from the first half of 2015 indicated, preliminary state traffic fatality data pinpoints

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