Pedestrian Deaths Drop 5% — But It’s Not All Good News


U.S. pedestrian deaths are significantly down for the first time in years — but safety experts aren't popping the Champagne just yet. According to early estimates from a national nonprofit that represents transportation safety offices from all 50 states, U.S. pedestrian deaths fell 5.4 percent between 2022 and 2023. If that number proves accurate when federal officials release their final tallies later this year, it would represent the largest one-year decrease since 2009, and a stunning 419 saved lives. But it's still a 14-percent increase over the death count of 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

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Story by Kea Wilson
June 26, 2024

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