Tampa Bay is a dream for many. Sunny weather and beautiful beaches make it the perfect destination for Pedestrians and bicyclists year-round. But is it the safest place?
According to the 2019 “Dangerous by Design” study from Smart Growth America, Florida is ranked among the most dangerous metropolitan areas in the united states for pedestrians.
Tampa ranks high on that list! Between the years 2010 and 2019, there have been 968 pedestrian fatalities in Tampa alone. Putting Tampa at number 8 of the most dangerous places for pedestrians
While steps are being taken to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in recent years. It’s not enough. Instead of having our roads focused on speed, our roads need to be redesigned with a focus on pedestrian safety.
What can you do if you are a pedestrian in the Tampa Bay area?
Safety tips for Pedestrians in the Tampa Bay Area
- Always be alert, don’t text and walk/bike
- Only cross at designated pedestrian crossings and intersections
- Increase visibility with bright colors and reflective clothing
- Avoid walking on the road when possible
Unfortunately, even when we do everything in our power to prevent an accident, accidents can still occur. If you or a loved one have been injured as a bicyclist or a pedestrian due to the negligence of another driver, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Capaz Law firm. The attorneys at Capaz law firm will fight to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact a Tampa Personal injury attorney at the Capaz Law Firm. We will help you deal with your insurance company to get the full compensation promised under the insurance policy. Call 813-440-2700 for your free consultation.