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    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise
    Posted on June 17, 2021 To

    Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

    After decades of decline, pedestrian deaths in the United States are on the rise. U.S. pedestrian fatalities soared 53 percent from 4,109 to 6,283 between the years 2009 and 2018, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s recent analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. The greatest increase occurred in urban areas, and “on arterials, at non-intersection locations, and in darkness.” Data for the state of Illinois matches this trend: from 2019 to…

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