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Californians at High Risk of Auto-Pedestrian Fatalities

Californians at High Risk of Auto-Pedestrian Fatalities

Although the total number of traffic fatalities has been declining, last year saw an unfortunate surge in pedestrian and cyclist deaths. Information compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed an increase in pedestrian deaths of four percent when compared to previous years, and in California, a steady climb was reported between 2008 and 2017. California pedestrian accidents are commonly fatal, and there are many factors of which people walking in the Golden State should be aware. The United States Vs California Nationwide, traffic accident-related deaths have fallen since 2017 while pedestrian fatalities have tragically risen. Statistics reported that during the aforementioned time frame of 2008-2017, 22.2% of all vehicle-related deaths in California were pedestrians. This percentage shows that pedestrian accidents in California are up 38.4% higher than preceding reports. A total of 7,127 pedestrians were sadly struck and killed in California over the course of that nine-year period, which correlates [...]