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17 Dec 2023

U.S. Nighttime Pedestrian Deaths Rise Inexplicably Since 2009

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American pedestrian deaths at night [have surged](https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/12/11/upshot/nighttime-deaths.html) since 2009, in contrast to other wealthy nations like Canada and Australia, which have seen declines. The U.S. post a rate of 15 deaths per million residents at night. No clear explanation for the increase has been provided, challenging years of safety progress.