The most recent U.S. traffic data shows pedestrian fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes rose 4.2%. In addition, pedestrian injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes increased by 19% from the previous year – all this according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sadly – U.S. roads were designed with cars in mind – not pedestrians.
So how can we significantly reduce the incidence of pedestrian injuries? Perhaps emerging technology offers part of the answer.