Police Crack Down on Negligent Drivers
Everett, WA (October 2, 2019): The Everett Police Department is cracking down on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians. Whether because of negligence or something else, a failure to yield can create the potential for a fatal accident. For instance, some drivers don’t give pedestrians enough time to cross the street/crosswalk and begin driving before the pedestrian is safe. This is precisely the reason, says Officer Aaron Snell, why the Everett Police Department is practicing more strict protocols.
“[In] most cases, drivers are just a little too aggressive or they’re just too impatient[,] and so they’re not providing the pedestrians the appropriate amount of time so they can cross safely,” said Snell. Last week, the Everett Traffic Safety Unit issued 18 citations and had 22 total traffic stops for drivers not yielding to pedestrians.
Whether you’re the pedestrian or the driver, it’s crucial to stay safe on the road. If you or someone you know suffered an injury because a reckless driver failed to yield, seek medical attention right away. After that, get in touch with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. We’ll give you a free consultation, and we will work with you in collecting your compensation. Source: K5 News