This year FDOT officials are optimistic. “Our pedestrian fatalities, even all of our traffic fatalities are down in percentage right now,” said Kris Carson, a spokesman with Florida Department of Transportation.
Pinellas County is on track to have the lowest number of pedestrian deaths since 2004.
One reason the numbers could be lower is the new initiatives like the pedestrian flags that are now up along several busy roads. Pedestrians along Gulf Boulevard are actually using the pedestrian flags when they cross the road. However, some people who walk around Gulf Boulevard everyday are still worried pedestrian accidents.
Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr. urges both drivers and pedestrians alike to use due care at intersections and while crossing a busy road.
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