Several pedestrian accidents in January show that more could be done to improve safety on San Diego streets. Last month, a 52-year-old man was fatally struck by a car while crossing El Cajon Boulevard. Additional accidents in Barrio Logan, Normal Heights, Pacific Beach, North Park, City Heights and downtown left pedestrians with injuries.
The Vision Zero plan aims to prevent deaths and injuries like the ones that occurred last month. Vision Zero was initially created in Sweden, but it has spread to multiple other countries and US cities. Much like the name implies, Vision Zero San Diego seeks to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2025.
Vision Zero San Diego hopes to accomplish its goals by fostering collaboration between law enforcement, policymakers, traffic planners, community groups and residents to create effective traffic safety strategies. Although there are many separate goals, the plan would seek to improve the safety of bicycle lanes and cross walks. Law enforcement techniques and public awareness campaigns would also attempt to improve traffic safety.
Will Vision Zero San Diego be successful? We won’t know until 2025. However, we can all agree that policies aimed at preventing pedestrian and bicycle accidents are always welcome.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident in San Diego?
As news reports suggest, we still have room for improving traffic safety. There are more than a handful of reasons why pedestrian and bicycle accidents continue to occur in San Diego. Some of the primary causes are covered on our website.
There are certain steps to take if you or a loved one have been injured in one of these accidents, such as preserving evidence and contacting an attorney.
Attorney Frederick M. Dudek has extensive experience handling bicycle and pedestrian accident cases in San Diego. He is an avid cyclist who fully understands the dangers that are still present on San Diego roads. If you have questions about what to do after a bicycle or pedestrian accident in San Diego, you can speak with attorney Frederick Dudek at no cost.