Report: Pedestrian Deaths Climbed 10 Percent in 2015

Pedestrian safety is a growing problem across the country, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
March 9, 2016, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Story Hinckley reports: "Fatal crashes on the road are decreasing. For drivers, that is. For pedestrians, however, the story is very different."

That is, "2015 saw a 10 percent increase in pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes compared to a four percent decline in overall traffic deaths during the same period. In the first six months of 2015, 2,368 pedestrians were killed by traffic crashes."

That data comes from the annual report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State." The report also recommends three prevention measures to reduce vehicle-pedestrian incidents. Hinckley summarizes these recommendations: "increasing the separation of pedestrians from motor vehicles, increasing pedestrian’s visibility to drivers, and reducing vehicle speeds." The article includes a lot more statistics found in the report.

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Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in The Christian Science Monitor
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