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Pedestrian deaths down 28% this year

The Journal

The Colorado Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use extra caution around pedestrians.

In 2018, 90 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado, up 40% since 2015. In 2019, 38 pedestrians have been killed, a 28% decrease from this time last year, when 53 deaths had occurred. In 2018, there were 1,544 crashes involving pedestrians in Colorado.

CDOT recommends the following safety tips to drivers and pedestrians:

Make eye contact or nod.Use crosswalks.Follow the rules of the road.Use extra caution at nighttime.Eliminate distractions while driving and walking, including use of cellphones.