Friday, 13 November 2009

76,000 Americans violently killed

It wasn’t on the news?

That’s because it wasn’t terrorists or deranged gunmen. The killers were motorists. It was all just an unfortunate accident.

76,000 pedestrians have been killed nationwide in the last 15 years

Americans over 65 use their feet or bicycle on only 6 percent of their trips. Seniors in the Netherlands and Germany make about half of all their trips walking or cycling.


Only 1% of New York State's federal transportation funds go for pedestrian and cycling safety upgrades.

But this will interest Bristol Traffic:

The report cites a California case in which an 82-year-old woman was given a $114 ticket for crossing the street too slowly.