Browsing: Pedestrian

The next time you’re in the mood for a walk, head to the beach, the park or a trail or path that takes you away from roads heavily traveled by motor vehicles. Pedestrian deaths soared in 2016, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, and Florida is among the states with the most pedestrian casualties. According to the report, the following are the most recent pedestrian statistics: Pedestrians now account for 15 percent of all traffic deaths. In Florida, pedestrian fatalities jumped 25 percent, from 2010 to 2015 About 6,000 pedestrian fatalities are estimated to have occurred nationwide in 2016. In 2016, Florida had more than 100 pedestrian deaths Most pedestrian fatalities in 2015 were between 6 p.m. and midnight, with 74% occurring after dark. Driveways & shoulders of roads/travel lanes away from intersections are the biggest…

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