NYC TRAFFIC FACTS
78% of all pedestrians that are hit are struck while in the crosswalk.
17% of all pedestrian fatalities are while peds are in Crosswalk.
26% of all pedestrian fatalities are hit and run. --hit and runs are not counted on the crime stats the mayor reports to the public to discuss street safety and are the basis of his popularity.
NYPD writes 7,000 parking/double parking tickets a day and less than one ticket each day for driver to failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
6% of pedestrians are standing on sidewalks when they are struck
84% of drivers are not even given a summons after they kill a pedestrian
Approximately 14,000 pedestrians are hit by cars every year in New York City. ThatŐs about one every 24 minutes.