Pedestrian deaths rising on roads across United States
July 18, 2019
Pedestrian deaths are the highest they’ve been since 1990. Nearly 50,000 people have died on U.S. roads since 2009, according to federal statistics.
A team of reporters from the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have been investigating possible explanations including heavier traffic in residential areas due to navigation apps and increased distractions as a result of digital devices.