Motor Vehicle-Related Pedestrians Deaths Up in Ohio

March 30, 2016

A safety group’s report shows the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles in Ohio in the first six months of 2015 climbed and Ohio led all states in the percentage increase over the same period in 2014.

The Dayton Daily News reports the Governors Highway Safety Association says 56 pedestrians were killed in Ohio between Jan. 1 and June 30 last year. That was a 124 percent increase from 25 killed during the same period in 2014.

The average percentage increase for all states was 6 percent, up from 2,232 to 2,368.

An analysis of Ohio data shows that some factors playing a role in the increase include weather conditions and more vehicles on the road due to cheaper gas and an improved economy.


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  • March 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Vickie says:
    They do walk among use. Can't tell you how many times I have had to slam on the brakes for an unthinking (unconscious?) pedestrian.
  • March 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm
    Agent says:
    How about pedestrian deaths due to brain dead cell users texting while walking?
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