Whether you are walking in a high-traffic area or through your neighborhood, walking in areas where there are motorists in California means that you are vulnerable to being hit, especially if you are not paying attention or if a driver does not notice you. At The Law Offices of Philip M. Toban, we have helped many victims of motor vehicle collisions throughout their recovery and efforts to get compensation for their injuries.
The roadways in California are a shared space. They see not only traffic from passenger and commercial vehicles but also pedestrians. Everyone on the roadways needs to obey the law and watch out for each other to avoid accidents. As a pedestrian, you should know and understand the right of way rules as explained by California Legislative Information.
With school back in session in San Jose, many drivers are finding themselves driving in areas teeming with kids on their way to and from school. School-aged children have a habit of crossing the road carelessly and otherwise disobeying traffic regulations, which can lead to devastating injuries if motorists are caught unaware. That’s why it’s up to each individual driver to play his or her part to preserve the safety of children in school zones.
In California, it's not uncommon for drivers to encounter bicyclists on the road. Due to lack of protection, people riding bikes have a greater risk of sustaining a serious injury should they be involved in a crash. That's why drivers must take certain steps, which will preserve the safety of everyone. The following are just a few tips on how you can safely the share the road with bicyclists.