You know who always wins, right? Andrew J. Hawkins has a better headline.
DRIVERS KILLED THE MOST PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS IN ALMOST 30 YEARS
That’s a screaming headline. Traffic fatalities have been going down.
That all sounds encouraging, but it’s really only good news for those of us driving or riding in cars. Everyone else, especially vulnerable road users like pedestrians and bicyclists, is being killed at an alarming rate. The number of pedestrians killed — 6,283, an increase of 3.4 percent from the previous year — was the highest such number since 1990.
Cars are safer than crosswalks and bike paths.