Rise in Pedestrian Fatalities Has States Pondering The Reasons Why

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Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics showing a marked uptick in pedestrian deaths across the country, numerous states are trying to figure out how to correct the problem.  Whereas Nebraska had the most improvements, Delaware, Oklahoma, and other states saw huge increases in the rate of pedestrian deaths.  The cause of the overall rise is hard to pinpoint.  While many of the states that saw a rise have large elderly populations, most people think that poor public transportation options and urban sprawl are to blame.

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