Journalists: Here’s how to produce less horrible stories about pedestrians and cyclists getting killed

Peter Flax
7 min readJul 9, 2020

The numbers are simply staggering: More than 7,000 American pedestrians and bike riders are killed in a typical year (according to data compiled by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). That’s more than 19 deaths on a typical day.

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Peter Flax

Peter Flax is committed to cycling, longform, and a diet rich in gluten. He’s been writing and editing stories for 25-plus years.