July 23, 2019

Significant Increase in Pedestrian Deaths Linked to SUVs

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a report linking an increase in pedestrian deaths to the increase in SUVs on the roads across the U.S. Shockingly, 2018 had a record high amount of pedestrian deaths since 1990. The report has sparked an outcry from many to increase the safety of SUVs. History repeats…

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January 31, 2019

Do You Know Your Rights As A Pedestrian?

The Rhode Island attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know about pedestrian rights. Walking is one of the most common forms of exercise. However, pedestrians are constantly exposed to risks associated with the use of the road. While both the driver and the pedestrian have the responsibility to prevent road accidents and improve…

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April 17, 2017

Sharp Increase in Distracted Walking Deaths Raises Questions

Several recent studies have shown a significant increase in the number of fatalities involving distracted pedestrians. According to a news report in Automotive Fleet, these risky behaviors are linked to cell phone usage. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that there was an 8.8 percent increase in the number of distraction-related fatalities…

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September 22, 2015

Brockton Officials Work to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

The Brockton car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates have been following recent news reports about the spike in pedestrian injured due to car accidents in the city. According to a New England Cable News report, Brockton is rolling out new ideas to curb the rise of pedestrian accidents citywide. Among the plans in Brockton,…

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