A Matter Of Negligence
Crosswalks and stop signs around Dallas might seem like a nuisance, but they are strategically placed to maximize the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike. In spite of laws and safety features on the streets, pedestrian accidents occur far too often. In a collision with a vehicle, a pedestrian is most likely to come out hurt the worst, which is why drivers and pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings.
Pedestrian accidents are usually the result of negligence. Either a driver is not paying attention when a pedestrian has the right of way, or a pedestrian is not paying attention when drivers have the right of way. In crosswalks in Dallas, pedestrians have the right of way if there is no signal light. At a signal light, pedestrians have the right of way when the 'Walk' signal appears.