GHSA - Projected 2020 U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate on Pace for Record High
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:45:33 EDT

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020 as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, and other dangerous driving behaviors increased during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The analysis found that from January through June 2020, nearly 3,000 (2,957) pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes - six more than the same period in 2019. Factoring in a 16.5% reduction in vehicle miles traveled nationwide, the rate of drivers striking and killing pedestrians jumped to 2.2 deaths per billion vehicle miles traveled , an increase from 1.8 deaths the year before.

Officials say 2020 is projected to have the largest ever annual increase in the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate per mile driven.

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