On Thursday, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its annual Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2021 Preliminary Data, showing that an estimated 7,485 pedestrians were struck and killed by motor vehicles in 2021, a 12% increase from the 6,711 in 2020, marking the highest single year total in 40 years.
Nearly 118 people died in U.S. traffic crashes every day last year, according to the agency’s figures. The Governors Highway Safety Association, a group of state traffic safety officials, blamed the increase on dangerous behavior such as speeding, driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs, and distracted driving, as well as “roads designed for speed instead of safety.”
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May 21-22, 2022 | Dulles, VA
Ford Driving Skills for Life free hands-on clinics help newly licensed drivers (teens with a learners permit or license) improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60% of vehicle crashes, including: Hazard Recognition, Vehicle Handling, Speed and Space Management.
May 25, 2022 | 2 p.m. ET | Virtual
This informative 2022 pre-Annual Meeting webinar, sponsored by Honda, will showcase how a vehicle manufacturer, local law enforcement agency, Safe Kids Coalition and home visitor program incorporated vehicle recalls into their community-based programs and bolstered engagement.