According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased 53 percent since 2009 (when the number reached its lowest point). The two deadliest days for pedestrians are October 31 and November 1 (after midnight on Halloween).
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to injury and death than any other users of our streets and highways. Carmakers are fully aware of the statistics regarding pedestrian fatalities. Most carmakers are making these systems standard on some models. [Read more…]