Tackling Pedestrian Crashes


No matter where one lives, the roads are likely getting more dangerous. Pedestrian deaths due to car crashes have increased nationwide in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A decade ago, more than 30,000 Americans were dying in car crashes every year. Last year, that number cleared 40,000. 

It’s especially stark in cities where the population keeps growing.

Greg Francese, a transportation planner in Hoboken, New Jersey, said their numbers were rising too. However, they appear to have figured out the problem and addressed it.

No pedestrians have died in a car crash in over five years in Hoboken.


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