Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Are Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Nashville?

In 2018, Tennessee saw its greatest increase in pedestrian fatalities in years. Pedestrians have been injured and killed in Nashville for years, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. According to the Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry, the city has “not built pedestrian infrastructure with any consistency or quality.” What Is Causing the Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in Nashville? According to WSMV News 4 in Nashville, 1,636 pedestrians were injured, and 78 pedestrians were killed in Nashville crashes from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, 23 pedestrian deaths were recorded. Police, however, have found that out of the 23 pedestrian deaths last year, only five of the cases were the driver’s fault. This shows that a huge cause of Nashville pedestrian fatalities is crossing outside of a crosswalk, or jaywalking. There are a few other possible causes for this dramatic increase in pedestrian accidents in the city. Some include: E-scooters….
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Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Tennessee?

Nashville has seen an unusually high rate of pedestrian accidents so far this year. A record-setting 19 pedestrians have been killed in the city so far, with two months remaining. What is causing this increase in accidents and what can we do to combat it? Nashville’s growing populace and popularity are leading to an increase in traffic on both streets and sidewalks. This means there is a higher chance of car-versus-pedestrian accidents, which are often catastrophic or fatal. And as winter approaches, the days will get shorter and the sun will hang lower in the sky. This often correlates with higher rates of accidents. To fight this increasing rate of accidents, Walk Bike Nashville and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office are teaming up to raise pedestrian awareness. How You Can Help Prevent Pedestrian Accidents According to Walk Bike, behaviors like wearing dark clothing, walking at night or walking drunk have…
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Is a Lack of Crossing Guards Endangering Students?

Is a lack of crossing guards making your children more likely to suffer injury in pedestrian accidents? Some East Nashville parents are speaking out about busy intersections their children have to cross to get to school. One parent spoke specifically about Gallatin Avenue in front of East Nashville Magnet, where there is no crossing guard. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports that on average, almost 22,000 cars drive through that corridor every day. Without a crossing guard, parents say, their children are exposed to drivers speeding, texting while driving and other dangerous behaviors. According to Metro police, 94 crossing guards cover 200 school zones in Nashville throughout the year. Do Crossing Guards Make Pedestrian Crossings Safer? Child pedestrians account for 22 percent of child road traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A large proportion of their exposure to vehicles is during their walk to school….
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