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Accession Number PB2013-103403
Title Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, 2010 Preliminary Data.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 14p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the United States for the first six months of 2010 was essentially unchanged from 2009, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Fatalities for the first six months of 2010 increased by seven deaths to 1,891 from 1,884 during the same period in 2009. This is an increase of 0.4%. In contrast, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSAs) early estimates are that overall traffic fatalities dropped 8% during this period. If the second six months of 2010 also show no change, this will mark an end to four years of decreases. Pedestrian traffic fatalities dropped from 4,892 in 2005 to 4,092 in 2009, an average decrease of 200 each year. Eight states reported that their pedestrian traffic fatalities increased by 10 or more in the first six months of 2010 compared to 2009, while five states reported decreases of 10 or more. The number of pedestrian fatalities varies enormously from state to state. In 2009, four high-population states with large urban centers California, Florida, Texas and New York together accounted for 41% of the nations pedestrian fatalities. On the other hand, the 25 states with the fewest pedestrian fatalities, plus the District of Columbia, together accounted for only 12%. Pedestrians and drivers share responsibility for many pedestrian fatalities, as pedestrians and vehicles attempt to use the same space at the same time. No single pedestrian fatality cause stands out and no single countermeasure can make a substantial impact. States with more than a handful of pedestrian fatalities use a mix of environmental, educational and enforcement measures to improve pedestrian safety.
Keywords Deaths
Fatalities
Motor vehicle accidents
Pedestrian safety
Pedestrians
Traffic accidents


 
Source Agency Highway Traffic Safety
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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