Pedestrian and bicycle safety

In 2005, 4,881 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and 64,000 pedestrians were injured, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These numbers mean that, on average, one pedestrian is killed every 108 minutes and one is injured every 8 minutes. The good news is that the number of pedestrians killed has decreased by 13 percent from the 5,584 pedestrians killed in 1995. In 2005, 782 bicyclists were killed in the United States; 673 of those were not wearing a helmet. State legislatures play a key role in ensuring bicycle and pedestrian safety. Actions by state, local and federal governments have made streets safer for people to bike and walk.

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  • Accession Number: 01386546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:28PM