Halloween Ped Death Chart

Chart of the Day: Child Pedestrian Fatalities, 1990 – 2012 by Day of Year

Here’s an a propos chart. It shows the number of children killed by cars by day of the year:

Halloween Ped Death Chart

A quote about it the data:

BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records of auto fatalities from the Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System.  As the graph below shows, there have been 133 child pedestrian fatalities by motor vehicle in the years from 1990-2012.  No other day of the year comes close, even the Fourth of July.

Needless to say, please be careful driving around on Halloween. It’s a great holiday and having young people walking around the city is one of the greatest urban experiences of the year.

If you’re driving, don’t speed.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.