Pedestrian Death Reported in Jacksonville Beach, Florida – Dangers of Florida Roadways to Pedestrians

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In Jacksonville Beach Florida and other beach towns and cities, there is generally a good bit of foot traffic or pedestrians walking on or near the roadways. Because of the presence and number of pedestrians, it is important for drivers to slow down in beach related areas whether the road is right near the beach or leading to restaurants and businesses serving the beach area. It is especially important to drive safe in residential areas on or near the beach. It was reported by the Jacksonville Times Union that a pedestrian was struck and killed in the Jacksonville Beach area. The pedestrian / automobile accident took place on Third Street and Third Avenue. Third Street is a busy roadway that spans the Jacksonville Beach area. The Jacksonville Beach Police Department responded to the scene. The driver did stop at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police. According to the initial reports, there were no charges or citations issued for this most unfortunate accident. See Pedestrian Hit in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Florida has traffic rules and regulations for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others in Chapter 316, Florida Statutes. You can read about common traffic rules and regulations at Florida Traffic Laws and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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