THSO creates campaign to slow growing number of pedestrian deaths in Nashville

Posted at 9:23 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 10:23:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — So far this year, 15 people have died while walking on Nashville streets.

Now, there's a push to slow that growing number.

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office says five mph can be the difference between life and death.

THSO has collaborated with Walk Bike Nashville to create a campaign to help keep pedestrians safe.

Look For Me campaign reminds early morning and late night drivers that more than 75 percent of pedestrian deaths are happening between dusk and dawn.

In Nashville they're happening on main roads like Murfreesboro Pike, Old Hickory Blvd, Gallatin Pike and Nolensville Road.

This map of the city shows where the 15 people were killed this year. It's not just on one street or in one neighborhood.

What most of the areas have in common their 30 mph speed limit, few crosswalks and high number of transit riders.