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Pedestrian Deaths Continue to Increase in the United States

Posted on March 10th, 2020 by Elizabeth

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A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that 6,590 people died on or along United States roadways in 2019. That total is the highest yearly number since 1988 and 5% higher than the number of pedestrians who died in 2018. Roads aren’t safe for pedestrians. The big question is: Why?

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Motorists Are Running Red Lights and People Are Dying Because of It

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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We are all impatient drivers from time to time. You have somewhere to be, you’re tired of following a slow driver, you just can’t get stuck at one more red light. Zooming through an intersection to get to where you’re going, however, puts you in danger of causing a car accident, and threatens the lives […]

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Pedestrian Deaths at Highest Rate in Nearly 30 Years

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The statistics in pedestrian deaths are getting worse, and a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in almost 30 years. There were 6,227 pedestrians killed by a motor vehicle last year, a number that has been steadily rising since 2009. The GHSA blames […]

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Pedestrian Accidents: Nearly 50,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 10 Years

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Do federal, state, and local governments do enough to prevent pedestrian accidents in the United States? A new report says no. With 49,340 pedestrian deaths in a decade as of the end of 2017, pedestrian fatalities are an ongoing public health crisis. In 2016 and 2017 alone, 12,000 pedestrians lost their lives.

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Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Pedestrians are vulnerable whether they’re walking, running, or motionless. A negligent driver can cause a pedestrian accident in a second. Quite often, distraction is a major player. The motorist may be texting and driving and not looking out for people in their path. The pedestrian may be too busy on their phone to look before […]

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