pedestrian crashes

No mention of mid-block crossings. Photo by G. K. Thompson

About half a lifetime ago I ventured through the uncharted territory of vehicular licensure. I was 16 and after taking required driver’s permitting classes in Maryland that led me through not only the logistics of the road but the mechanics of a car, I was off to take my test on a closed course behind the MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) in Annapolis, MD where I grew up. Unlike PA, Maryland does not require a test for one’s license on the open road. 


New York, like Philadelphia, tops the lists of “most walkable” cities in the United States. Yet despite the many pedestrian advantages of New York, being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under the age of 14, while traffic accidents are the second leading cause of injury-related death for seniors.


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