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.

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

  1. David Markle
    David Markle October 31, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Very good reminder–and I would only add that Halloween evening tends to be a bad time to get around the city by driving.

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