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Feds launch campaign as pedestrian deaths see highest toll in a decade


October 26, 2020

Charlie Riedel – Associated Press

Pedestrians are silhouetted against wet pavement in Kansas City, Mo. Several factors have contributed to the increase in pedestrian deaths, including motorists who are speeding, distracted or drowsy and more people are walking after dark.

Health experts say that walking - the oldest form of transportation - can improve fitness, help ward off disease and boost your mood.

But the statistics suggest that going for a walk is increasingly becoming more deadly.

Over the past decade, pedestrian deaths in the United States jumped by more than 50%. Last year was the deadliest in three decades with an estimated 6,590 people on foot killed, according to an analysis of traffic fatalities by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA).


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