Newsletter: Mean streets for San Diego County pedestrians (News in Numbers)
Two people walking dogs cross the intersection of Kettner Boulevard and Ash Street. Ladder-style crosswalks are becoming more common in San Diego. June 3, 2016. Megan Wood, inewsource.

Newsletter: Mean streets for San Diego County pedestrians (News in Numbers)

The road is safer for motorists and their passengers in San Diego County than a decade ago, even as pedestrians are being hit and killed in record numbers.

Technological improvement, like air bags and crumple zones, have helped the number of motorists below the numbers seen in the early 2000s. But there’s no new technology keeping pedestrians safe in a car crash and the numbers killed are the highest since 1994.

It’s not just overall numbers. Pedestrians represent a growing share of traffic deaths in San Diego County.

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