Pedestrian Deaths Declining Since COVID-19 Pandemic, Report Finds


Pedestrian traffic deaths have fallen for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The report showed that pedestrian deaths have been rising since 2019 but decreased for the first time between 2022 and 2023 from 7,700 to 7,300 deaths, a 5.4% decrease. Researchers found that many deaths have occurred at night, where there aren’t sidewalks, and by SUVs and pickups. They also believe the drop in traffic enforcement since 2020 contributed to the previous rising trend.

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Story by Chris Williams 
June 26, 2024

Bicyclists and Pedestrians