The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US recently released a report (in May) that showed “soaring” rates of pedestrians being killed in road accidents. The report used data from 2009 to 2016 to show that deaths had increased by 46% in that time period. The report stated that the increase was due to busier city and suburban roads and also because there were more pedestrians in the darker periods of the day. Other reasons given were that people were driving more, there were higher speed limits and more SUVs. They also went to say that more traffic light maintenance was a factor! The report also speculated that more people might be walking to keep fit and that in the US, there hasn’t been an increase in walkways when new roads have been built or improved. The report did suggest that there had been an increase in fatalities due to people trying to run across multi-lane roads because the safety crossing was too far away! The gist of the report - and the … [Read More...]
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