Collision course : why are cars killing more and more pedestrians ?
For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true ? By Peter C Baker In 2010, the small community of specialists who pay attention to US road safety statistics picked up the first signs of a troubling trend : more and more pedestrians were being killed on American roads. That year, 4,302 American pedestrians died, an increase of almost 5% from 2009. (...)