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Colorado Campaigns Aim to Curb Auto-Pedestrian Deaths

Twice in a week this month in unrelated collisions, cars barreled into pedestrians on East Colfax Avenue, in Aurora, killing one man and seriously hurting another. And investigators say those two crashes are far from outliers. They’re part of a …

Washington Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths Double in Recent Years

Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths doubled statewide over four years, a new state report shows, despite Washington’s ongoing effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. The number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths had been trending downward since Target …

Rise in Deadly Crashes Involving Pedestrians Seen in Georgia

So far this year, 111 pedestrians have been killed on state roads – an increase of 16 percent from this time last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were struck and killed in the …

Deadly Uber Crash Highlights Self-Driving Blind Spot – Night Vision

A few weeks after a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV in Arizona, the crash was recreated using heat seeking, thermal-imaging sensors. With that night vision technology—used by the military and luxury cars for decades—the pedestrian …

AAA: Hit-and-Run Deaths Hit Record High

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016 – the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase …

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 …