Many Tennessee residents decide to walk to their destination rather than drive. This is often done to promote good health and to enjoy the fresh air. A quick walk to the corner convenience store or friend's home can be refreshing. Unfortunately, some of these walks end up resulting in auto\-pedestrian accidents.
Make no mistake, urban planning that accounts for pedestrian traffic is not just an aesthetic luxury. Although traffic fatalities have been on a downward trend, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that pedestrian fatalities rose in 2013.