Traffic and pedestrian fatalities hit record levels in 2020 despite fewer miles driven, safety officials say

Traffic and pedestrian fatalities hit record levels in 2020 despite fewer miles driven, safety officials say

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection testRoadways were less safe even though fewer people were driving in 2020, and pedestrians incurred the brunt of the increase. Pedestrian deaths increased at a record rate, according to estimates projected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) published last week. There were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a 4.8% increase from 2019…