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Metro Light Rail Launches Rider Safety Campaign in Arizona

By Breyer Law Offices on September 16, 2011

Last month, Transportation for America, a national group that focuses on aligning national, state, and local transportation policies revealed that the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area is the eighth deadliest area for pedestrians out of 52 metropolitan areas. This ranking was based on a nine-year period.

According to Transportation for America, the Phoenix metro area had an average of 2.3 deaths per 100,000 people with a total of 867 pedestrian deaths. Although Phoenix officials disagree with the numbers, Metro Light Rail has, nonetheless, launched a campaign urging riders not to run for the train. The agency believes that it is necessary to promote pedestrian and passenger safety, and to help minimize accidents caused by jaywalking.

Pedestrians should always be alert and cautious at intersections as well as bus stops and train platforms. At night, it is important to increase visibility by wearing retro-reflective clothing.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a train accident in Arizona and would like to seek compensation, the experienced Phoenix train accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., may be able to help. Contact us today at 602-457-6222 for a no-cost consultation.

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