Skip to comments.Study: L.A. Drivers Kill Pedestrians At Triple The National Average
Posted on 10/02/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Nobody walks in L.A. and maybe thats because its just too dangerous.
A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that L.A. drivers kill pedestrians and bicyclists at a significantly higher rate than drivers nationally, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In the City of Angels, pedestrians make up about a third of all traffic fatalities triple the national average of 11.4%, the Times reported. The study also found 3% of L.A.s fatalities are bicyclists, in contrast with the 1.7% national average.
Only one city had worse numbers New York City, where almost half, or 49.6%, of traffic fatalities are pedestrians and 6.1% were bicyclists.
The study examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California Highway Patrol and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles from 2002 through 2009.
The studys findings come just days after legislation aimed at improving traffic conditions for bicyclists was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation, which was rejected Friday, would have required motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet of room while passing, or slow down.
Its dangerous being a pedestrian in a third world city.
Third-worlders dominate there, so this is not at all surprising.
I’m surprised CalTrans isn’t mandating helmets and personal airbags for pedestrians....
In L.A., I hardly ever heard of a pedestrian death. Here, it's at least once a week.
More drunken starlets per capita.
i immediately thought they couldn’t beat NYC. sure enough, NYC is worse.
I think it’s more about texting and “attitudes”. I’m amazed how many times I see people walk across in front of my car without even looking because they are in a cross-walk. Utter stupidity!
If the arrogant dingbats in liberal areas would start using the sidewalks, instead of doing their exercise walks in the streets, then maybe fewer of them would get run over.
It’s the ‘hip’ thing to do, don’tchaknow. Used to drive me nuts when I lived there.
I guess this is the justification for passing the legislation that now will give driver licenses to illegal aliens. Idiots in Sacramento probably think having a license will prevent the illegals from killing people while driving.
Heinlein, The Roads Must Roll 1940
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