Pedestrian Safety

Unfortunately, people can be killed as pedestrians.  Here are some statistics to illustrate what is really happening.  According to Fatality Facts, 2004, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • The number of pedestrian deaths has steadily decreased each year, but they still make up 11% of all deaths involving motor vehicles.
  • Of these, 18% involve hit-and-run motorists.
  • The risk of death actually increases steadily  with age – those over age 70 are at greatest risk while those under age 13 are at the least risk.
  • Over 70% of the fatalities were in urban environments.

Link to the report here.


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