New statistics that have just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that pedestrian fatality rates rose by 4% in 2010 from 2009. That equates to 4,280 deaths across the entire country. Four fifths of these deaths happened in areas that weren’t intersections, but surprisingly, 90% of the fatalities took place during fair weather. The NHTSA is advising all persons to cross streets at proper crosswalks when there is a traffic break. California leads the fatality list.
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