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Don’t Walk The Street In New York
2012-09-26 19:19:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New York City: It´s a big place with plenty of people where anything can happen, and not all of it good. According to this year´s copy of the Mayor´s Management Report (compiled twice per year), one area where NYC prides itself is showing some signs of slipping, slowly making life more dangerous for the many pedestrians who walk the city streets and sidewalks. While New York City once claimed that their bike...

Watch Where You're Going! Pedestrian Fatalities Increase
2012-08-08 05:39:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texting and talking on your cellphone are both activities that can lead pedestrians astray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently highlighted the danger of distracted pedestrians with its announcement regarding pedestrian fatalities due to car accidents, which increased by four percent in 2010. In the study, the authors stated that 4,280 pedestrians were involved in fatal car crashes in 2010. In...

2011-02-21 13:38:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The news that more than 622 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents in Washington since 2000 does not appear to deter nearly one-third of Washington drivers who, according to PEMCO Insurance's latest poll, admit to jaywalking. PEMCO's data shows that 31 percent of all Washington drivers polled admit to crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or walking before the signal indicates it's legal to proceed, despite national data that...

2011-01-20 10:00:00

Fatalities projected up during first six months for the first time in 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that pedestrian fatalities increased during the first six months of 2010. While the increase is small - 0.4 percent - it is notable because overall traffic fatalities during this period were significantly down, and this comes on the heels of four straight years of steady...


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