Pedestrian Deaths Finally Dipped in 2023


The number of U.S. pedestrians killed in traffic crashes declined for the first time since the start of the pandemic in 2023, according to a new report. Still, fatalities remain far above pre-pandemic levels. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimated that 7,318 pedestrians died in vehicle crashes last year, a 5.4% decrease from the year before. But that number is still 14.1% higher than it was in 2019. Even with the lower numbers, roughly 20 pedestrians die every day in the U.S.


Story by Daniel C. Vock
July 3, 2024

Bicyclists and Pedestrians