In San Francisco, a recently announced public safety initiative made possible by the cooperation of local law enforcement officials and safety advocates representing motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, is attempting to reduce the number of death and injuries caused by automotive collisions and promote greater traffic safety throughout the city.
The Safe Streets Program includes a plan to establish a traffic safety school that would instruct bicyclists in better highway safety practices in accordance with a citation diversion education program.
The dense population of San Francisco and its surrounding communities, the large amount of vehicles on the roadways and the ever larger number of commuters riding bicycles has necessitated the development of a road sharing encouragement program focused on providing safety information to the public and enforcing current traffic laws, according to the program’s supporters, especially in light of several recent pedestrian traffic deaths. Last month, two pedestrians died in a collision involving an automobile and a San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicle, a 71-year-old pedestrian died after sustaining injuries from being struck by a bicycle, and a 9-year-old child and her father were killed when their bicycles collided with a sport utility vehicle.
As a San Francisco car accident attorney I hope this program is successful in its efforts to make the streets safer for everyone. If you have been injured in any type of traffic collision, please consider seeking the legal counsel of a San Francisco personal injury lawyer.