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Georgia Pedestrian Deaths Reached a 28-Year High in 2018

August 11, 2019

ATLANTA, GA — According to an online news report at, the amount of pedestrians who perished on United States roads back in 2018 is the highest it has been since 1990. There were 32 more pedestrian deaths in Georgia last year than in 2017.  These figures were released in a report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.*   

Pedestrian deaths across the United States have increased by 4% when compared to figures from 2017.  The percentage of pedestrian deaths however, have decreased in 23 different states and remained the same for 2 states for the first 6 months of 2018. 

According to preliminary data, the report reviewed the amount of pedestrian deaths back in 2018 on a national level and for each state for the first half of 2018.  The projections indicate that the total amount of pedestrians who perished in 2018 was a result of historical trends and underreporting.  The report indicates that there were 6,227 pedestrians who lost their lives on United States roadways in 2018.  

In Georgia alone, 133 pedestrians died during the first 6 months of 2018, per the report.  That is a 32% increase compared to the first 6 months of 2017. 

The amount of pedestrian deaths in Georgia continues to increase.  Specifically, a 61-year-old man was hit and killed earlier this year as he was going across the South Marietta Parkway.  A man died in Bartow County back in December of 2018 after being struck as he was walking on United States Highway 41. These are among several other pedestrian deaths that have recently occurred in Georgia. 

Although pedestrian fatalities have increased between 2008 and 2017, the amount of other traffic-related deaths has went down by 6%. However, pedestrian fatalities have increased by 4% as a percentage of total vehicular crashes involving deaths.

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