The number of pedestrians killed on the road is about to increase, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).
Pedestrian deaths start in increase in late summer and continue a steady increase through the end of the year, warns the NSC. Since 2009, pedestrian deaths have increased sharply, totaling 7,330 in 2016.
Analysis by the NSC reveals that more kinds of accidental deaths occur during the two months of July and August than during any other two-month period of the year.
“Unfortunately when we look at accidental deaths, summer is not the carefree period we’d like it to be,” said Ken Kolosh, Manager of Statistics at the National Safety Council. “The numbers underscore the need for public awareness. We hope Injury Facts can help people understand the biggest risks to their safety and take the steps needed to ensure no one gets hurt.”
Injury Facts shows where pedestrian fatalities tend to occur, what the outdoor lighting condition was like at the time of the death and what day of the week the incident occurred.