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Pedestrian accidents are too common: what is the solution?

A recent commentary highlighted that nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 injured non-fatally in pedestrian accidents in 2007. Children are especially at risk of personal injuries and wrongful death because of size, immature judgment, and lack of experience. Some suggestions from the CNN commentator included drivers slowing down in pedestrian areas and walkers walking without talking on their cell phones.

To read more of the commentary on pedestrian accidents.