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Crossing the Street Becoming More Dangerous

Last year was the deadliest year for pedestrians in the United States since 1996, according to a report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, which collects and analyzes data from state highway safety offices. Preliminary data show that 5,997 pedestrians …

New Mexico Tops Nation With Highest Pedestrian Deaths

Federal data shows New Mexico has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. According to a report issued in May by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New Mexico had 74 pedestrian fatalities in 2014, or a rate …

Maine Police Stumped by Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

Maine law enforcement officials are perplexed by a troubling year-end statistic: 2015 has been the worst year for pedestrian deaths in nearly two decades. Numbers compiled by the Maine Department of Transportation and Maine Bureau of Public Safety indicate 18 …

New York City Mayor Defends Traffic Safety Plan Despite Rash of Deaths

Three people, including a child, crushed by a car that plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters. An 84-year-old woman run over by a charter bus that never stopped. A grandmother struck by a taxi driver finishing a 16-hour shift. Since …

Pedestrian Deaths Drop to Historic Low in New York City

Pedestrian deaths are at historic lows in New York City after a push by City Hall to make streets safer. According to the New York Times, there were 132 pedestrian deaths from traffic accidents in 2014, the lowest since the …

2014 New Jersey Traffic, Pedestrian Deaths Spike

The number of pedestrians killed by cars in New Jersey spiked in 2014, throwing 2013’s record low figure into reverse. As of Wednesday morning, State Police reported 563 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2014, 21 more than the …

Expert Says Jaywalking Not Worth the Risk

The hectic holidays may have many looking to save a few extra minutes wherever they can be found, but a University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says one seemingly small action — jaywalking — should be avoided at all times. …

Delaware Officials Eye Pedestrian Safety Campaign

State highway safety officials are launching a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian deaths in Delaware. Officials are holding a series of pedestrian safety checks in areas with high numbers of pedestrian accidents, starting Friday in Dewey …

CDC Study Examines Traffic Crash Pedestrian-Related Deaths

A recent CDC study found that each year more than 4,000 pedestrians die from motor vehicle crash-related injuries in the United States with certain populations disproportionately impacted. The study examined pedestrian deaths from traffic crashes over a ten year period …

New Year’s Day Is Tops For Pedestrian Deaths

Drinking and driving is a much-publicized, dangerous combination, but is walking after drinking any safer? “No, alcohol impairs your physical ability, period,” says trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. “Every movement ranging from …