Pedestrian deaths declined modestly in first half of 2023: GHSA

“A decrease in pedestrian fatalities is welcome news,” said the Governors Highway Safety Association’s Adam Snider, but the numbers are still far above pre-pandemic levels.

Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. declined 4% in the first six months of 2023 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to an analysis published today by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Drivers killed 3,373 people from January through June 2023, based on preliminary data provided by state highway safety offices.

“A decrease in pedestrian fatalities is welcome news, but we’re still far above the 2019 pre-pandemic level,” said Adam Snider, director of communications for the GHSA. “We need a national recognition of this crisis, and we need more and better infrastructure.”

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