April 3, 2019

Pedestrian deaths worse since 1990

Planetizen - According to the National Highway Association, 6,227 people were killed on the road last year, more than any year since 1990. The upward trend in pedestrian deaths started at the beginning of this decade and shows no signs of slowing down. Bigger cars and distractions from cellphones are two leading causes of this growing problem.

Road design and development patterns are another part of the problem. "Georgia is one of five states that made up nearly half of all the nation's pedestrian fatalities in 2018. The others were Texas, Arizona, Florida and California,"

1 comment:

Greg Gerritt said...

As a full time urban pedestrian in a state in which drivers do not know what a crosswalk is, this does not surprise me in the least. so days it seems half the drivers have their phones in their hands and their eyes on their p[hones.