VSDSS Study #20 dealt with 1965-69 passenger cars involved in pedestrian accidents during 1968 and 1969. Study variables included driver age and sex, vehicle weight, weather and light conditions at the time of accident, and the accident location (at or between intersections). The incidence of accidents and the degree of accident severity was considered. The findings indicated that a disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents occurred in clear and in daylight conditions, to under age 18, and to male pedestrians, to age 30-54 and to male drivers. Pedestrians were generally hit when crossing from behind parked cars and between intersections, or, if at intersections, where traffic control was available and when crossing against the light. Fatality rates were highest at intersections or when crossing from behind parked cars, in non-daylight hours and during precipitation. Fatality rates were also highest for age 55-90, and for female pedestrians. In fatal accidents the drivers tend to be males, drunk drivers, age 16-29, and other drivers leaving the accident scene. Findings also indicated a higher fatality rate for post age 55 pedestrians.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Nelson A Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY  United States  12228

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Division of Mathematical Analysis, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kaziemko, L
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FH-11-6799-1, HS-039 268
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-6799
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1986 12:00AM