Automobile impacts with pedestrians continue to account for approximately 10,000 fatalities and 150,000 injuries on the nation's roadways annually. This remains an area of the total highway fatality and injury spectrum which is virtually unaddressed by present safety standards. A review of past pedestrian impact research consisting of statistical analyses of accident data, experimental impacts utilizing vehicles and pedestrian surrogates, and development of various analytical pedestrian simulators reveals the areas and direction needed for additional research in pedestrian impact protection area. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's pedestrian impact protection program is discussed and considered in relation to both the objectives of pedestrian injury mitigation and compatibility with the design considerations of the crashworthiness programs. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium, Washington, D.C., May 1973, pp 247-255.
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-820 306
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM