• February 11th, 2018

After watching a pedestrian almost get run over by a car on her way to class, Paige Cisneros decided this was a frightening enough occurrence to stop wearing headphones while walking.

“It’s dangerous because you can’t hear oncoming traffic or if someone honks their horn at you,” Cisneros said.

The United States had 5,987 pedestrian fatalities last year, the highest number recorded since 1990, according to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.