Transportation Department Highlights Pedestrian Safety

Officials seek to curb rising pedestrian injury and death.

The Department of Transportation has designated October as National Pedestrian Safety Month. The department reported that pedestrian deaths rose 13 percent between 2020 and 2021, and Native Americans and African Americans are 50 percent more likely to die as pedestrians on a per 100,000-person basis. The department is attempting to bring awareness to its many agencies and strategies dedicated to pedestrian safety to turn this trend of pedestrian deaths around.

“We live in an era when it is safer to fly in an airplane 30,000 feet above the ground than it is to walk down the street,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This National Pedestrian Safety Month, we must redouble our efforts to address the urgent national crisis on our nation’s roads, and do everything in our power to keep pedestrians safe.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Transportation Department officials as they draw attention to the rise in pedestrian fatalities.
  • For Executive Director Danielson as he oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • For Americans to be aware of the dangers of walking along roads and streets.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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