ASU researcher studying how to prevent pedestrian deaths around Phoenix
What are the causes of a rise in fatal roadway accidents involving pedestrians — particularly in cities such as Phoenix? Fulton Schools Professor Ram Pendyala, a transportation engineering expert, says multiple factors are involved. Urban growth, driving speeds, multilane streets, larger automobiles and road designs all appear to be contributing factors. Pendyala gives more details about what research is revealing in a radio interview with KTAR News in Phoenix. Studies are indicating that better street illumination at nighttime and more signs cautioning drivers to watch for pedestrians might be among effective remedies to the problem.