A rise in the number of pedestrians involved in deadly traffic accidents has pushed the Department of Transportation to offer $2 million in grants for use in safety education and enforcement to those cities with the highest number of fatalities.
Did you know?
- There were over 4,000 fatal pedestrian accidents in the U.S. last year
- One in five (20%) of pedestrian injury incidents were due to some type of distraction by either the walker or the driver
- A person with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher was involved In almost half of the fatal pedestrian mishaps last year.
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