Nearly 70,000 pedestrians were injured and 6,000 killed on U.S. streets in 2017, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). That fatality number represents the highest total in 25 years, and traffic engineers face constant pressure to reduce those numbers. So what are some bona fide methods of preventing fatalities in crosswalks?
1. Speed Bumps
Excessive speed is often cited as a cause for pedestrian deaths. Traffic-calming measures, such as speed bumps, force drivers to slow down, giving them more time to see and avoid pedestrians.