Thursday, March 13 2014 @ 01:14 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Source: FARS States | Pedestrians
And note that bike/ped fatales make up 22% of Maryland road fatalities.
Source: FARS States
And our ranking with bicycling and pedestrian fatality rates combined:
|State||Pedestrians Killed||Pedacyclists Killed||Population (Thousands)||"Pedestrian Fatality Rate per 100,000 Population"||"Pedacyclist Fatality Rate per 100,000 Population"||Total (Pedestrians + Pedacyclist)||Rank|
Even the U.S. Transportation Secretary says he won't tolerate 'crisis' in bicyclist deaths
Additional info about your representatives from LAB:
In the House (Chris Van Hollen did a lot better than the others.)
In the Senate (With Ben Cardin standing out a bit better.)
From League of American Wheelmen, Inc.
Once again, bicyclists have been left out.
This morning, the federal government released a traffic safety proposal that turns a blind eye to the rising number of bicyclist and pedestrians deaths.
Last week, 700 participants at the National Bike Summit visited their members of Congress and asked them to sign on to a critical bill that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation establish a specific target to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. Months ago, we mobilized bicyclists behind this bill because we knew DOT was unlikely to do this on their own.
Today, unfortunately, we were proven right.
The DOT just issued a proposed national traffic safety goal that doesn't include a specific target or goal for reducing the number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed on our roadways.
President, League of American Bicyclists
Click the Take Action button at the bottom of this page.