Pedestrians are in jeopardy of being injured and losing their lives in an auto accident at any time, but the most vulnerable people face the highest risk. Children are among them. While the law seeks to keep children safe in areas where they are known to congregate, drivers will still engage in a variety of risky acts that place children and others in danger. This is a concern not just in specific areas, but in other locations as well. Distracted drivers, drivers who go at excessive speeds, drivers under the influence, fatigued drivers and more can cause pedestrian accidents.
The Department of Transportation is about to have greater vigilance in one area where a child had been hit by a vehicle last June and is known to have drivers drive at excessive speeds. This is an issue in every school zone and those who have children should be cognizant of it. In this area in Stapleton, there will be a reduction in maximum driving speed to 20-mph. On a recent afternoon, three vehicles were found to be driving 10 mph above the speed limit in that area.