Killed by Automobile: Death in the Streets of New York City, 1994-1997


"This report establishes that:

  • Most pedestrian deaths are caused by dangerous driving.
  • Older New Yorkers stand a far higher chance of dying beneath
    the wheels of an automobile than of being murdered.
  • Federal and city agencies are lavishing resources on coercing
    motorists to protect themselves with seat belts, and on glamorous
    but marginal projects like improving helicopter safety, while
    ignoring the killing of defenseless pedestrians.
  • Public officials and the media divert attention from dangerous
    driving by attacking trivial nuisances like bikes on sidewalks.
  • Motor vehicles threaten people in every neighborhood, regardless
    of race and class."

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