Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Data: Pedestrians

In this fact sheet, the 2015 pedestrian information is presented in the following sections: Overview; Environmental Characteristics; Time of Day and Day of Week; Age; Gender; Alcohol; Vehicle Type and Impact Point; Fatalities by State; Fatalities by City; and Important Safety Reminders. Key findings are as follows: In 2015 there were 5,376 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, a 9.5 percent increase from the 4,910 pedestrian fatalities in 2014. This is the highest number of pedestrians killed annually since 1996. On average, a pedestrian was killed nearly every 1.6 hours and injured more than every 7.5 minutes in traffic crashes in 2015. In 2015, pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities. Twenty-six percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred from 6 to 8:59 p.m. in 2015. In 2015, more than one-fifth (21%) of the children 14 and younger killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. More than two-thirds (70%) of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2015 were males. Alcohol involvement - for the driver and/or the pedestrian - was reported in 48 percent of all fatal pedestrian crashes in 2015. In 2015, 90 percent of the pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes that involved single vehicles. Nineteen percent of the pedestrians killed in 2015 were struck in crashes that involved hit-and-run drivers.


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  • Accession Number: 01632463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 375
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2017 5:07PM