The increase in traffic collisions in Texas has forced lawmakers to institute various laws to help increase road safety for both drivers and pedestrians. In a state where the most popular form of transportation is cars can sometimes pose a challenge for pedestrians. Since most Texans drive they might not be familiar with laws pertaining to pedestrians. For example, a pedestrian has the right of way to cross when there is a crosswalk with a green light and a walk sign. But did you know that, if there is an intersection that has neither a traffic light nor a walk sign, the driver must still yield to the pedestrian?
When driving or walking it’s important to understand a few aspects of pedestrian-related laws.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT) also has some pretty helpful tips for both pedestrians and drivers.
Even when you abide by all the safety laws you or a loved one may fall victim to a pedestrian/car accident. If you or someone you know has been injured while crossing the street in Texas, reach out to the Hadi Law Firm at (832) 433-7977. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience and will ensure proper compensation and justice for the injuries you or your loved one may have incurred.