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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