Statistics Show October Is Deadliest Month For Pedestrians In Pennsylvania
By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The death of a Cheltenham high school student in a pedestrian accident yesterday as she was walking before sunrise to a school bus stop is a sobering reminder of the risks of walking in the dark in the morning and early evening (see related story).
Meanwhile, AAA Mid-Atlantic says a review of federal highway data finds October is the deadliest month for pedestrians in Pennsylvania.
A report compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pinpoints October as the deadliest month for pedestrians with Philadelphia accounting for one-third of the highway fatalities that are pedestrian related.
AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jenny Robinson says the numbers show the riskiest time of the day for most crashes is between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
“Not a surprise. Kids getting out of school is one reason for that or people walking to a bus stop, walking…
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