The Governors Highway Safety Association says pedestrian deaths increased in the first half of 2010 and the First Lady's program to get Americans to be more active could be partly responsible.Well, nobody ever accused these dopey libs of being too bright. Maybe we need another "cross at the green, not in between" campaign.
Governors Highway Safety Administration spokesman Jonathan Adkins told 630 WMAL that Michelle Obama is "trying to get us to walk to work and exercise a little bit more. While that's good, it also increases our exposure to risk."
After four straight years of steady declines, pedestrian deaths were up during the first six months of 2010, the latest figures available to be studied.
Other factors include distracted drivers, distracted pedestrians and what Adkins calls "aggressive pedestrians."
"People who are not crossing where they are supposed to. They're running in front of cars. We've even had examples of pedestrians getting out on the interstate," said Adkins.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign Blamed for Pedestrian Deaths
This makes about as much sense as Sarah Palin being responsible for the Arizona shootings, so obviously it'll be a top story today.