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Why are pedestrian fatalities increasing?

According to a study released this month by the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities have risen by 22 percent in the U.S. during the past two years. The National Safety Council also reported an increase in deaths in pedestrian-vehicle accidents during that same period.

Hit-and-run driver mows down wheelchair-bound man

It's hard to imagine the mindset of a driver who can hit and injure a pedestrian and then flee the scene without checking on the person's condition. It's even harder to fathom how a motorist could mow down a man in a wheelchair and take off, yet that is what happened recently in Jersey City.

Are pedestrians at higher risk of injury in New Jersey?

This state has a higher than average frequency of incidents with collisions between cars and pedestrians that involve injuries or fatalities when compared with most other states. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety has responded by developing a pedestrian safety program for residents.

Deadly accident leads to charges for driver in Newark

A man in Newark, New Jersey, is facing charges after being involved in a deadly accident. Police recently reported that they had captured the man, although they did not go into much detail about what that capture looked like or how they were able to locate him.

Some apps may help stop distracted driving

A lot of cellphone apps increase the risk of distracted driving. Drivers who are tempted to use the apps while behind the wheel spend less time looking at the road, which can lead to all manner of mistakes -- not stopping in time to avoid an accident, for example, or driving into the wrong lane.

Are children or adults more likely to be struck by cars?

You may already know that there are certain factors that can increase the odds of a pedestrian accident, such as a driver who is speeding or a pedestrian who is wearing dark clothing at night. But let's look at things in a more general sense to see if adults or children are in greater danger.

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