In the United States, 12 percent of trips take place nationwide by bicycling or walking yet pedestrians and bicyclists account for 14 percent of fatalities. Despite the disproportionate share of deaths, only 1.6 percent of federal transportation dollars are devoted to walkers or bikers.

Room for Improvement in Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, unsafe streets and dangerous drivers put walkers at serious risk. Just recently, Denver police arrested a teenager who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run car accident that killed a pedestrian crossing the road.