This article is based on a study conducted for the Centers for Disease Control by the University of North Carolina's (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center. The article begins by presenting background material on the older pedestrian and the causes and characteristics of older pedestrian injuries. A summary is then provided of the results of analyzing more than 26,000 pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes occurring in North Carolina during an 11-year period (1980-1990). Included in the total are 1,758 pedestrian victims age 65 or older. Similar findings are reported from an analysis of 70,825 fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes occurring nationwide from 1980 to 1989 and identified from the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) database. Education programs, pedestrian laws, and roadway improvements are interventions which may reduce motor vehicle injuries and deaths to elderly pedestrians.

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  • Publication Date: 1993-1


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 38-56
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  • Accession Number: 00672374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1995 12:00AM