Friday, 11 March 2016

Biggest Surge in U.S. Pedestrian Deaths in 40 Years

Who Said Darwin Was Wrong About *Everything*?!
Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.The growing use of cellphones distracting drivers and walkers may also be partially to blame, states a report (pdf) released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents governors' highway safety offices. Warmer weather and shorter winters along with a greater awareness of health benefits may also be encouraging people to walk more.
(allgov)

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