How Can Safer Car Design Can Help Prevent Personal Injury to Roanoke Pedestrians?

A few months ago, I gave in to my family’s request for a dog. We decided to adopt a 18 month old yellow lab.  She’s a great dog. Like all dogs, she has to be fed, groomed and walked.  My kids and my wife have done a great job of taking care of all of these. I sometimes help with the walks and that is when I really started to wonder about the level of safety for pedestrians in my community. We live on street without sidewalks in a residential neighborhood.  The streets are generally quiet and most drivers adhere to the 25 mph speed limit. But even at the slow speed of 25mph, the human body is no match for a 4,000 pound plus vehicle. From 2009 to 2017, there was a 45% increase in pedestrian-vehicle collision fatalities.  I can’t help but wonder if my wife or my kids will become a statistic? Speed is a Huge Factor in these Collisions Most pedestrians are struck on roadways with speed limits less than 40mph and yet, they still die. …

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