Pedestrian Fatality Rate
Los Angeles County’s pedestrian fatality rate is higher than that of the United States. From 2007 to 2011, Los Angeles County’s pedestrian fatality rate fell by about 15.9% from 20.45 to 17.18 pedestrian deaths per 1,000,000 residents but sharply spiked in 2016.
The Los Angeles Times cited three primary reasons for higher pedestrian fatality rate in the region: 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.