Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pedestrian Deaths Drop After Three Year Rise


Good news for pedestrians. After three years of increases , the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States appears to be dropping.

Compared with the first six months of 2012, pedestrian deaths fell 8.7% during the first six months of 2013.

Why the drop? Experts aren't sure, just like they aren't sure what caused the initial increase in deaths at a time when other categories of road fatalities were dropping.

USA Today takes a look at the numbers.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.