Pedestrian Death Rate Increases In Minnesota
A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that Pedestrian deaths have increased in the past year in Minnesota as well as nation-wide, after 10 years of consistent falling numbers.
Minnesota saw 40 pedestrian deaths in 2011, after only 25 in the report for 2008 (2010 saw 36). Traffic safety experts have expressed concern over lack of attention while driving, prompting law enforcement to make new campaigns.
Pedestrian deaths accounted for 11% of traffic-related deaths in Minnesota for 2011