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Sharing the sidewalk with bicyclists

When walking in Manassas, you might think it easy to avoid danger: just stay off the road. The area does indeed have several miles of sidewalks on which you can walk. However, pedestrians must also be aware of bicyclists.   A collision with a bicyclist can be almost as devastating as one with a car. There can be dangers to both pedestrians and bicyclists when they are not aware of each other.

How can you walk safely along the road?

For some reason, "walking down the street" has been identified as an innocuous scenario. For example, many in Manassas may use it when justifying certain activities, saying that you can just as easily be injured "walking down the street." This phrase affords little appreciation to just how dangerous walking down the street can be, particularly in those scenarios where you (as a pedestrian) may be forced to share the road with vehicles. 

How can I drive safely in school zones?

As a Virginia driver, you likely know how important it is to drive safely in school zones. While it's important to preserve the safety of all pedestrians, you must take special caution when driving around children, who often behave unpredictably. Edmunds recommends the following tips in this case, to ensure kids in school zones remain safe and secure.

Pedestrian safety is everyone's concern

In Virginia, it's crucial for motorists and pedestrians to coexist peacefully to prevent serious injuries from occurring. However, this often easier said than done, especially in areas with large amounts of foot traffic. In order to ensure the safety of all who share the road, State Farm offers the following tips to help drivers and pedestrians keep a focus on safety.

Reviewing Virginia's pedestrian right-of-way laws

When cars collide with pedestrians in Manassas, it is not difficult to guess who gets the worst of it. Should such an accident occur on a sidewalk, it may also not be difficult to guess who is at fault. Yet when pedestrians enter the roadway, the question of liability becomes somewhat murkier. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that as recently as 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and another 66,000 were injured after being struck by cars. Many of those accidents undoubtedly occurred on roads, where many may assume that cars have the right-of-way. Yet is that true? 

The legal details of auto-pedestrian accidents

Similar to many accidents involving vehicles, the cause of pedestrian accidents can often be difficult to determine. City dwellers are especially more aware of this problem, as the risk of travelling by sidewalks near roads increases in heavily congested areas. And like most states, Virginia sees pedestrian-related wrecks happen daily. Those who believe their situation has been handled unjustly may decide to take further legal action. 

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