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Fancy cars are less likely to stop at crosswalks

North Carolina pedestrians may wish to take note of the cars passing through when they are trying to walk through a crosswalk. This is because there are various factors that may dictate whether the driver stops and yields including the value of the car. In other words, the driver of the expensive luxury car may be more likely to plow through the crosswalk when someone is waiting to cross.

The research shows a number of biases when it comes to stopping at crosswalks. Race, gender and culture are factors in whether the driver will yield. Drivers are less likely to yield for black and Hispanic pedestrians than they are for white pedestrians. In addition, drivers also have a higher statistical probability of stopping for women in the crosswalk.

Interestingly enough, drivers of less expensive cars are more likely to yield than drivers of fancier cars. This may indicate that motorists have a sense of superiority over pedestrians if they feel that they are wealthier. In fact, for every additional $1,000 of car value, a driver is three percent less likely to stop for a pedestrian. Thus, even crossing the street is subject to the class divisions that permeate society as drivers are subconsciously factoring them in when deciding whether to stop.

Pedestrians who have been injured by motorists have the ability to recover for their injuries if they can show that the driver of the car was negligent. Failure to yield to a pedestrian could be considered negligence. A personal injury attorney may be able to advise their clients of their legal rights and help them file a claim or a lawsuit that may lead to financial compensation. Those who have been hurt by a vehicle should reach out to and consult an attorney so that they may be made whole for their injuries.

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