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Worst States for Pedestrian Deaths

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:27 am
by brian
August 13, 2012: On return from our summer break it was interesting to find out that apparently investors? are interested in the 'Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians'?
We subscribe to 247WallStreet investment newsletter and it included that:
  • Traffic accidents claim a terrible toll. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its latest Pedestrian fatality figures, showing a nearly 5% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities from traffic accidents in 2010 when compared to 2009. In some states, the rate of pedestrian fatalities rose substantially. Now, state traffic safety boards are scrambling to try to address this problem
From the NHTSA report:
In 2010, pedestrian deaths accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Since 2001, the number of pedestrian fatalities has decreased by 13 percent.