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  • Roadway Deaths Continue to Grow; Pedestrian Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 40 Years

    In order to combat roadway deaths and serious injuries, the Department of Transportation is allocating $5 billion to regional, local and state governments through a grant called the Safe Streets and Roads for All. Officials will use the money to improve roadway safety, which has been a major obstacle in maintaining public health for decades[…]

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    How Did the Pandemic Affect Pedestrian Fatalities?

    A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), estimates pedestrian fatalities have increased by 4.8 percent nationwide in 2020, despite a significant decrease in driving because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The GHSA had expected to see car accidents, personal injury, and fatalities decrease during the first six months of 2020 because more[…]

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    Pennsylvania Pedestrian Laws

    Although accidents involving pedestrians in Pennsylvania declined slightly (six percent) from 2019 to 2020, the state still ranked 15th highest for annual pedestrian deaths in the nation. Traffic engineers at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, or PennDOT, worry that pedestrians will continue to face frightening accident risks as a result of getting used to roadways[…]

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    Adolescents Face High Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

    According to a recent study published by Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), older teens (ages 12 to 19) are the most at-risk for pedestrian injuries and accidents. The risk of nonfatal injuries for teens between 12 and 14 has actually grown by a staggering 74%. Child safety and health advocates agree: distraction is one of the[…]

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    National Pedestrian Safety Month

    This month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is sponsoring its first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6,000 pedestrians are killed and another 137,000 receive emergency medical treatment for crash-related injuries every year. This National Pedestrian Safety Month take a moment to learn more about[…]

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