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SF Muni

2003-08-12 19:05:59.922287+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

All is not right for pedestrians in San Francisco, for one thing we have to worry about the various vehicles of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. SF Weekly looks at Muni's accident record:

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 10 pedestrians died in Muni bus crashes in 1998, 1999, and 2000. During this time frame, Seattle transit bus drivers were involved in accidents that killed one person. In Atlanta, two pedestrians were killed. The same number died in Boston and Washington, D.C. One pedestrian died in Sacramento, none in San Diego. Muni's kill rate is remarkable in a holistic sense: 33 percent of all pedestrians killed by vehicles in San Francisco during this time were killed by Muni buses, according to the federal data. The ratio in Seattle and Boston was 16 percent; 13 percent in Los Angeles; 10 percent in Atlanta.

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