New York led the nation in percentage of traffic fatalities for pedestrians in 2012

New York lead the nation in the percentage of traffic fatalities for pedestrians and bicyclists in 2012, the last of four years studied by a nonprofit transportation watchdog organization.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign report cited 3,648 motor vehicle collisions with pedestrians and bicycles in Erie County alone in 2012 – 2,223 pedestrian collisions and 1,425 accidents involving bicyclists, resulting in 38 pedestrian fatalities and five bicyclist deaths.

Buffalo, with 2,002 collisions recorded in the same four years between 2009 and 2012, had the most in Erie County, with Amherst having the second most with 328.

Unfortunately, the state has reduced the amount of money it has invested in necessary projects.