Recent statistics have demonstrated a marked rise in pedestrian deaths on the nation's roads. Though a definitive cause for the rise has not yet been proven, several factors are speculated as contributing to the increase. In any event, the numbers of deaths should make both motorists and pedestrians in California act with greater care.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities among those walking on the road jumped at least 9 percent in both 2015 and 2016. The figures for 2017 remain the same as 2016. Currently, the number of deaths is nearly 6,000 annually.