Florida Named the Nation’s Deadliest State for Pedestrians
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Florida Named the Nation’s Deadliest State for Pedestrians

A study just released by the safety advocacy group Smart Growth America found that Florida was projected to be the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians in 2019, with eight of the ten metropolitan areas having the highest pedestrian accident fatality rates in the Sunshine State. Central Florida featured prominently in the rankings,…

Florida Pedestrians at Risk
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Florida Pedestrians at Risk

Confirming what many people who walk on the road anywhere in Florida already knew about the dangers of being a pedestrian, an annual report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) examining pedestrian safety in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The GHSA examined traffic safety statistics, and specifically, the issue of…

Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa,  the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week
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Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa, the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week

A female pedestrian died in a hit-and-run accident outside Tampa last week, marking the sixteenth fatality in a motor vehicle accident in the greater Tampa area in a single week.  According to a report from ABC Action News, this most recent fatality occurred when a woman was attempting to cross U.S. 19 just south of…

Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian
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Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian

A pedestrian wheeling a bicycle across the road was recently killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, calling into question the safety of the company’s self-driving vehicles and its use of public roads for test-driving those vehicles. This was believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving vehicles. Prior to this accident,…