In Maryland, more than 100 people die each year simply by walking on a sidewalk or attempting to cross the street. Lowering this number requires a combined effort by both Maryland drivers and Maryland pedestrians. While drivers need to be on the lookout for people crossing the street unexpectedly, pedestrians should exercise caution and stick to using crosswalks.

In this video, Governor Martin O’Malley discusses the importance of pedestrian safety in lowering the pedestrian fatality rate in Maryland. Just as distracted driving is frequently the cause of car accidents, pedestrians who aren’t alert while crossing the road put themselves at risk. Using street smarts includes watching out for drivers who aren’t paying attention and avoiding walking while texting.    

If you’re involved in a pedestrian accident in Maryland, Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law will provide a free, honest assessment of your case. Find out how we can help by calling our Gaithersburg law firm at (301) 840-0404.

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