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PBS NewsHour – Pedestrian deaths are up nationwide, fueled by people who walk while drunk

PBS NewsHour – Pedestrian deaths are up nationwide, fueled by people who walk while drunk

PBS NewHour: “Pedestrian deaths are up nationwide, fueled by people who walk while drunk
By Jenni Bergal

Some pedestrian advocates caution that officials need to be careful not to send out a message that blames the victims, who have tried to do the right thing by not getting behind the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink. Instead, the priority should be on designing safer roadways, which will influence drivers’ behavior and curb speeds where people are walking, said Brendan Kearney, a spokesman for WalkBoston.

Posted July 5, 2018


We encourage you to read the Detroit Free Press/USA TODAY NETWORK investigation “Death on foot: America’s love of SUVs is killing pedestrians” [posted July 1st but not referenced in above piece] as a complementary report:

…the SUV revolution is a key, leading cause of escalating pedestrian deaths nationwide, which are up 46 percent since 2009.

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