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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Drop 5% — But It’s Not All Good News

Yes, fewer pedestrians died on American roads last year than in 2022. But was it because we saved their lives, or because fewer people dared to walk, or both?

June 26, 2024

Congressional Watchdog Launches Probe Into Why Massive Cars Kill So Many Pedestrians and Cyclists

If the feds won't get to the bottom of the megacar crisis on their own, the investigative arm of congress will.

June 20, 2024

Latest Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatality Stats Are Deadly Déja-Vu

America's minuscule dip in overall deaths is being offset by record-setting fatalities among the most vulnerable.

April 2, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Good News/Bad News Edition

We have some good news and, given who we are, some bad news about road violence. Plus other news from a busy weekend.

November 6, 2023

Cops Hunting BMW Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In Astoria Hit-And-Run

A driver who fled the scene of a crash on foot remains at-large hours after striking and killing a pedestrian in Astoria, Queens, cops said.

October 20, 2023

‘Not Grieving Alone’: A Father’s Artistic Journey After Losing Two Kids to Road Violence

Colin Campbell and his wife Gail Lerner lost both their children in a car crash with impaired driver. Now, it's a show.

September 28, 2023

What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?

A cop laughed that a normal person is only worth $11,000 — and that figure was partly due to his racism, but also how little we value the lives of people on foot.

September 25, 2023

Opinion: How American vs. Danish Pedestrian Laws Stack Up

The subtle wording of American pedestrian safety laws reveals a lot about whose lives we prioritize on our roads — especially compared with the same policies in Denmark.

August 20, 2023

Pedestrian Deaths Set a Four-Decade Record in 2022 (Yes, Again)

And to think, 2021 was the deadliest year on record for U.S. pedestrians since the early 80s — until last year topped it.

June 22, 2023