It is a constant concern for state officials to implement procedures to ensure that pedestrians are properly protected as they walk down the road. In many cases, car accidents involving pedestrians are difficult to predict and often yield some of the most serious results. The recent numbers coming out of North Carolina have illustrated this dilemma, as it was reported that the number of pedestrian accidents rose in 2012.
A couple of weeks ago on our Fayetteville personal injury law blog, we had mentioned that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol would be increasing its monitoring of school zones in an effort to reduce car accidents and pedestrian accidents that tend to spike during the first few weeks of the new school year.
Some believe that the use of a rearview back-up camera installed in vehicles can help to significantly reduce the number of car accidents that occur each year in the U.S. including fatal pedestrian accidents involving children.