Study: Pedestrian deaths on the rise

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise, according to a new study.

The Governors Highway Safety Association says the number of pedestrian deaths jumped by 10 percent last year.

That follows a 19 percent increase from 2009 to 2014.

The final figures for traffic deaths are still being compiled, however, the 10 percent increase would bring pedestrian deaths to the highest total since 1996 when nearly 5500 pedestrians were killed by cars.

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