Modern drivers face a lot of distractions. With cell phones and the internet, people are never more than a few clicks away from a world of videos, text messages, emails and news reports. While this technology has helped Washington residents in many ways, it also creates dangers for drivers. Drivers can easily be distracted, which can lead to dangerous situations for those drivers and others who happen to be near or on the roadway.
Seattle drivers know that they need to share the roadways with pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles. However, it is easy for these drivers to get distracted and fail to notice everyone around them. In these situations, tragedy can strike -- particularly if an auto-pedestrian accident occurs. Pedestrian accidents are generally even more serious than other types of accidents since pedestrians have virtually no protection against a car. Therefore, serious injuries including broken bones, head injuries and death are common.
There are many different ways to get around town in Seattle. One common way is to walk. Walking allows an individual to get exercise, save on gas and to get to and from wherever the individual is going efficiently.