Another factor that leads to pedestrian deaths is being under the influence. While that greatly contributes to deaths overall, there have been no significant drinking habits that would increase the risks any more than there are currently.

Technological distractions have, however, increased significantly.

The take away from these studies is that no matter how many factors contribute to pedestrian deaths, drivers and walkers alike need to limit their distractions and be aware of others on the road.

By putting down the cell phone, and focusing on what's ahead, you and others are much more safe while traveling.

If you are obeying the laws and limiting your distractions but are involved in an accident because of another's recklessness, you may need legal help getting your medical care and costs paid for by insurance.

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