Comment 122900

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted May 08, 2018 at 18:54:57 in reply to Comment 122895

FTA:

In addition, a new study released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an 81% increase in single-vehicle pedestrian fatalities involving SUVs between 2009 and 2016, based on federal records.

At a time when SUVs have overtaken passenger cars in new vehicle sales and automakers are shifting their production plans — Ford, for instance, recently announced it was dropping most of its passenger car lines in the U.S. — the implications for America’s most vulnerable road users, pedestrians, could be stark.

Meanwhile, in places that have adopted a Vision Zero approach to traffic safety, pedestrian fatalities continue to fall.

Traffic fatalities in Sweden

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