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      The number of U.S. pedestrians killed in motor-vehicle crashes last year was notably higher than prepandemic levels, according to a new report from a nonprofit safety group. An estimated 7,318 pedestrians were killed in crashes in 2023, 14% more than the 6,412 killed in 2019, the Governors Highway Safety Association said. Fatalities dropped more than 5% between 2022 and 2023, however, giving the group hope that a problem that has vexed local and federal officials for decades is improving.

      Crossing the street is finally becoming a bit safer. After hitting a 40-year high in 2022, pedestrian deaths decreased in 2023, according to a report published Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The report shows a 5.4% fall in the annual number of pedestrian deaths, the first decrease since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The association's CEO, Jonathan Adkins, says the progress is a step in the right direction.



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      July 22-23, 2024 | Colorado Springs, CO

      The Colorado Traffic Safety Summit was created to educate and inspire Colorado transportation professionals to be safety champions and advance traffic safety culture in their community.

      July 23, 2024 | 1 p.m. Eastern | Virtual

      Members of the National Distracted Driving Coalition (NDDC) will join with the National Transportation Safety Board to host a webinar exploring NDDC’s new publication, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Distracted Driving Laws.