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New Report Shows Pedestrian Deaths Remain at All-Time High

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has published a new report on fatal pedestrian accidents in the US. According to the new report, pedestrian deaths have increased over the past decade while other types of traffic accidents have decreased. GHSA’s report shows there were 4,699 fatal pedestrian accidents in 2007. Just under 6,000 pedestrians died in 2017, which is roughly the same number of deaths that occurred during 2016. The report also lists several factors that may be responsible for pedestrian deaths each year. According to GHSA, states that legalized marijuana for recreational usage saw a collective 16.4 percent increase in fatal pedestrian accidents. Additional factors identified by GHSA and other organizations include speeding, distracted driving, distracted walking, alcohol usage and more cars on the road. What Can Pedestrians Do to Protect Themselves? It goes without saying that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable when they are walking or riding near motor…
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Can the Vision Zero Plan Prevent Bicycle Accidents in San Diego?

Several pedestrian accidents in January show that more could be done to improve safety on San Diego streets. Last month, a 52-year-old man was fatally struck by a car while crossing El Cajon Boulevard. Additional accidents in Barrio Logan, Normal Heights, Pacific Beach, North Park, City Heights and downtown left pedestrians with injuries. The Vision Zero plan aims to prevent deaths and injuries like the ones that occurred last month. Vision Zero was initially created in Sweden, but it has spread to multiple other countries and US cities. Much like the name implies, Vision Zero San Diego seeks to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2025. Vision Zero San Diego hopes to accomplish its goals by fostering collaboration between law enforcement, policymakers, traffic planners, community groups and residents to create effective traffic safety strategies. Although there are many separate goals, the plan would seek to improve the safety of bicycle…
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