Pedestrian Deaths as Percentage of All Traffic Fatalities
In all represented regions, pedestrian fatality makes up a significant portion of all traffic fatalities. However, the average percentage in Los Angeles County is about 9.7% higher than that of California. Meanwhile, the average percentage in California is, on average, about 7.5% higher than that of the United States.
The Los Angeles Times cited three primary reasons for higher pedestrian fatality rate in the Los Angeles County: an increase in driving as evident in the rise in car sales and registrations, an increase in distractions among drivers, and a decrease in the number of speeding tickets issued.
To combat the rise in pedestrian deaths, the City of Los Angeles, in particular, is leading the Vision Zero campaign to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025.