Pittsburgh (KDKA) — There is a new report that the reduction in the number of vehicles on the road in 2020 did not reduce the number of collisions, especially for pedestrians.
A new report shows that in 2020 drivers beat and killed 145 pedestrians across Pennsylvania. Experts said drivers and pedestrians need to be careful.
“I don’t feel the need to pay attention to these basic principles,” said Todd Kravits, a transportation engineer in District 11, Pennsylvania. “And we get to the street, we aren’t paying attention, and we just cross the road automatically.”
Pennsylvania reports that Allegheny County killed the second most pedestrians in the state, even with a small number of cars on the road.
“Because of the light traffic on the roads, it was less crowded and people could have taken more freedom on those roads. There were slightly more serious injuries and slightly more deaths. “I did,” said Cravit.
You may have noticed the difference over the years. Pedestrian crossing sign indicating countdown noise or bump out. The sidewalk is extended to the parking lane, improving pedestrian visibility.
These are just a few details that make a difference.
“Allows us to distract what is around us to prevent us from doing what we need to do so that we can safely cross the road and travel to our destination. Don’t, “said Cravit.
After all, Kravits said it was all about ensuring that loved ones could get home safely.
Nearly 150 pedestrians killed by drivers across Pennsylvania 2020 – CBS Pittsburgh
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