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Articles - May, 1997

May 12, 1997
New York Court Will Reconsider Allocation of Fault to Pedestrian Hit in Unmarked Crosswalk

A pedestrian sued the vehicle driver who struck and injured him while he was crossing a New York street within an nmarked crosswalk. Although a jury awarded damages to the pedestrian, the appellate court reversed the trial court's decision and remanded the case.


May 12, 1997
Survey Measures Knowledge of Pedestrian Laws and Traffic Control Devices

Summarizes a Tennessee research study on how much drivers and pedestrians know about pedestrian traffic control devices and pedestrian laws.


May 12, 1997
Court to Decide if New Mexico Highway Department Should Have Foreseen Thirteen-Year-Old's Behavior in Crossing Urban Freeway

The trial court granted summary judgment and dismissed the suit of a pedestrian who climbed the fence along an interstate and was struck by a vehicle. Confirming the appellate court's reversal, the Supreme Court of New Mexico remanded the case to the trial court.


May 12, 1997
Does Enforcement of Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws Increase Driver Compliance?

A Washington State law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians attempting to cross at a crosswalk. This article summarizes the results of research on the effect of the City of Seattle's pedestrian safety information campaign and its enforcement of driver compliance.


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