“pedestrian accidents”

Pedestrian Braking Systems May not Prevent Car Accidents at Night

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 22, 2022

Pedestrian accidents account for a significant percentage of the total number of people killed in motor auto accidents every year.  Technologies like auto emergency braking systems that are specifically designed to help vehicles to avoid striking pedestrians  have been touted as the way forward as companies and  regulators come together to reduce these car accident […]

Alarming Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in Georgia

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 10, 2017

Pedestrians have never been more unsafe on the streets of Georgia. According to reports, there was a alarming spike in the number of pedestrian accident fatalities reported last year. In 2016, there was an increase of 21% in pedestrian accident fatalities across Georgia, compared to the previous year. These statistics come from a study by […]

Hybrid, Electric Vehicles to Come with Sound Requirement by 2019

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 23, 2016

By September 2019, all new hybrid and electric vehicles in the United States must come with a sound-emitting device that will help reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new rule requires that all hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles be equipped with an acoustic device to help prevent pedestrian […]

Incidents of Pedestrian Car Accidents Decreasing, but Pain Lingers

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 15, 2011

The year 2009 saw the loss of 4,092 lives and 59,000 injuries in pedestrian/motor vehicle related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While nearly one pedestrian is injured every 9 minutes, these new statistics would still certainly suggest that occurrences of pedestrian accidents are heading towards a continuous downwards trend. It’s […]