8 out of 10 drivers who struck people at night didn't see them

CHANCES OF BEING KILLED AS A PEDESTRIAN INCREASE 1100% AFTER DARK

According to the 2016 annual study from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States last year jumped by an estimated ten percent, the largest year-to-year increase since the statistics started being tracked four decades ago. Pedestrians now account for about 15 percent of all motor vehicle crash–related deaths, up from 11 percent a decade ago, the report concludes. The study also notes that 72% of the pedestrian fatalities happened after dark.

Meanwhile In Boston

Unfortunately, an average of two pedestrians are hit by cars every day - people like you and me who are simply trying to get across the street.

The Mayor of America’s Walking City, Mr. Martin J. Walsh announced that the City of Boston was adopting Vision Zero. Vision Zero Boston is our commitment to focus the city’s resources on proven strategies to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by 2030.

Bravo Mayor Walsh.