Pedestrian roadway fatalities

  • Published: USA National Highways Traffic Safety Administration, 2003
  • Authors: S. Umesh
  • Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 02 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

This study sought to examine pedestrian fatalities and provide insight into causes.

Methodology:

Compilation of data from National Centre for Statistics and Analysis’ Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

Key Findings:

  • Alcohol involvement amongst pedestrians is a major problem.

  • Most fatalities occur at non-intersections.

  • 18 per cent of pedestrians killed were as a result of hit and run RTIs.

Themes:

Pedestrian fatalities, statistics, intersections, alcohol involvement

Comments:

The data set is now over 10 years old, however the collection of statistics from one data set gives a useful insight on fatalities in North America.

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