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Mega-car Crisis: SUVs Kill Pedestrians, But So Do Blunt-Fronted Sedans, Study Says

Even shorter cars are 26 percent more likely to kill a pedestrian in a crash if they have the SUV-style blunt-faced design, a new study finds.

November 14, 2023

Report: Americans Are Walking Less as Pedestrian Deaths Rise

America's walking rates took a nosedive during the pandemic — and they still haven't recovered.

November 3, 2023

Study: Yes, SUVs Are Deadlier Than Cars — But on Fast Arterials, Pedestrians Die No Matter What

In car-dependent Tennessee, SUVs and pick-ups aren't driving the pedestrian death surge — because speed limits are so high that even the smallest cars will kill anyone they might strike.

October 25, 2023

What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?

A Seattle police officer sparked outrage when he joked that the death of pedestrian Jaahnavi Kandula might be settled for as little as $11,000. Some families get even less.

September 26, 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 17, 2023

Glendale Officials Rally for Speed Camera Bill

"These [traffic fatalities] are real people," Glendale Mayor Dan Brotman emphasized, "husbands, wives, parents, friends, children, coworkers."

July 10, 2023

In the U.S., Drivers Hit the Deadliest Speeds in Places People Walk

Drivers across America are hitting deadly speeds in neighborhoods with lots of walkers — and a lot of them aren't even breaking the law when they do it.

June 26, 2023

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

2021 was the deadliest year on record for U.S. pedestrians since the early 80s — until 2022 topped it.

June 22, 2023