Tulsa, OK Police Department Calls Number of Pedestrian Deaths in Report “Inflated” (War on Cars Watch)

Tulsa Police dispute the number of pedestrian deaths from 2008 through 2017 claimed in a new report.

Smart Growth America’s Dangerous By Design report lists Tulsa as the 29th-most dangerous city for pedestrians in the U.S. and says 148 pedestrians died from 2008 to 2017.

TPD Cpl. Brian Collum told the Transportation Advisory Board the actual number is around 105.

“A little over 90 percent of them are the pedestrian’s fault. We just picked some random reports, pulled them out in general, and most of them were pedestrians walking in the street, pedestrians not using the crosswalk — or crossing where they shouldn’t be crossing — and then quite a few of them were intoxicated,” Collum said.