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Why pedestrian deaths in the US are at a 40-year high

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2023
From The Left
General News, Pedestrians, Deaths
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How many deaths does it take to get the government to take a crisis seriously?

That’s the question raised by the Governors Highway Safety Association’s latest preliminary report on pedestrian deaths in 2022. The annual overview of state data on pedestrian fatalities helps the public and policymakers get a better understanding of the overall picture of road safety in the US.

This year’s report makes clear how dangerous it is to walk in America: The GHSA projects that 7,508 people were killed while walking in 2022, the most pedestrians killed since 1981, when 7,837 pedestrians...

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