pedestrian safety News

New York City Officials Want Drivers to Watch for Pedestrians

The city is ramping up pedestrian safety efforts during the annual influx of holiday visitors and decreased daylight hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and other officials said Tuesday that this season is traditionally the “deadliest …

Struck Walker Shows Need for Safety Work near Mississippi University

A pedestrian advocacy group again seeks safety improvements after a Mississippi State University student was struck Saturday night. Police arrested 22-year-old Jaleen Jenkins for aggravated DUI, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, and have jailed him …

Houston Police Report Spike in Pedestrian Deaths

The number of pedestrians in Houston, Texas, who have been struck and killed by cars has spiked this year – already 31 percent higher than the total for all of 2015 – according to police. At least 71 pedestrians have …

Federal Suit Alleges Las Vegas Bus Stop Shelters Too Close to Busy Roads

A man who lost a leg at age 15 when he was struck by a vehicle as he sat on a Las Vegas, Nev., bus stop bench is suing for damages, saying that the shelters were built dangerously close to …

Pedestrian Safety Focus of Multi-Agency Forum

Pedestrian fatalities increased six percent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to preliminary figures provided by Dr. Richard Retting, a national practice leader for safety and research at Sam Schwartz Consulting. …

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. …

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 Will Spend $250M to Make Streets Safer

Some of New York City’s most dangerous streets are about to get safer as part of a $250 million project that will target roadways in the outer boroughs where dozens of pedestrians have been killed or injured in recent years. …

Nevada Could Spend Extra $10M to Protect Pedestrians

State transportation officials are considering spending an additional $10 million to help protect pedestrians in response to a recent spike in accidents that killed people crossing streets in Reno and Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Public Safety says pedestrians …

Pedestrian Deaths in Las Vegas Prompt More Patrols

Police say several pedestrian deaths since the start of the year are prompting stepped up patrols around Las Vegas in February. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced Friday that officers would increase ongoing efforts to catch distracted drivers particularly those using …