Inside the Brewing Fight Over Pedestrian Safety

  • U.S. drivers struck and killed more than 35,000 people in the last five years, finds a Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report out today. Most such fatalities occurred at night and involved large trucks or SUVs.
  • Pedestrian deaths fell 5% last year — a glimmer of hope — but remain 14% above 2019's pre-pandemic level, per the report.
  • Pedestrian deaths rose a staggering 77% between 2010 and 2022, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, while all other traffic fatalities increased just 22%.


Story by Joann Muller
June 26, 2024

Bicyclists and Pedestrians