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NHTSA Provides New Pedestrian Safety Tools
Federal officials announced on Tuesday that 22 cities in the U.S. with the highest pedestrian death rates will be able to vie for $2 million in grants for pedestrian safety education and enforcement.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic accidents in 2011, which marks an 8 percent increase in pedestrian deaths since 2009.
Local leaders can also find pedestrian safety tips and safety enforcement resources on the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov/everoneisapedestrian.
The new grants and online resources are part of nationwide campaign to increase public awareness about pedestrian safety in order to decrease the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S.