The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Philadelphia today on solutions to improve pedestrian safety and decrease traffic incidents across Pennsylvania.
“Pedestrian deaths in Pennsylvania were up 41% in the first half of 2018,” said Nick Zuwiala-Rodgers. “While state roads and local roads make up about the same number of crashes involving pedestrians, 75% of the ones that result in a fatal injury are on state roads.”
The hearing was held in Philadelphia at the request of state Senator John Sabatina (D- Philadelphia, Democratic Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. It was prompted by the increasing number of pedestrian traffic incidents, injuries, and deaths on the roadways of Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.