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Pedestrian Fatalities Rise to 16% of Traffic Deaths

A new report projects that 6,227 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades. Pedestrians will account for 16 percent of all traffic deaths in 2018, compared to 12 percent in 2008. While advancements in motor …

Why Did the Plaintiff Cross the Road?

Understanding Pedestrian and Crosswalk Laws in All 50 States Every year approximately 76,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when they are struck by a moving vehicle. Beginning in 2016, America experienced a significant increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities, and in …

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 …

New Data Shows Pedestrian Deaths Surged in 2015

Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data. …

Increase in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in U.S.

More Americans are walking and bicycling to work, which is great as a means to reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity, and stress. But there’s a grim side to this otherwise healthy change in behavior: More pedestrians and cyclists are …

Pedestrian, Traffic Fatalities Prompt Community Meeting in Vegas

A series of recent pedestrian and traffic fatalities in and around Las Vegas, Nev., have police and academics planning meetings this week to talk about making streets safer for people on foot and in vehicles. Las Vegas police are hosting …

Louisiana Reported More Pedestrians, Bicyclist Deaths in 2012

Deaths involving pedestrians and bicyclists helped push the number of Louisiana highway deaths up last year, even as deaths of motor vehicles drivers decreased. Figures released Sunday by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission show highway deaths for 2012 totaled 722 …

Distracted Driving Killing More Pedestrians, Bicyclists

From texting and talking on cell phones to eating while driving, researchers say distracted driving is a serious public health threat. Though motor vehicle deaths have been declining nationally, a recent study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical …

Drunk Walking Leads to Pedestrians Fatalities

Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, according to government data released Monday. Thirty-five percent …

Cuba Looks to Curb Deadly Scourge of Jaywalking

Teenagers dash across a six-lane thoroughfare and launch themselves into the balmy waters of the Straits of Florida. A couple skips the sidewalk and strolls down an unlit street as bulky 1950s cars with bald tires and worn brakes zip …