THE RISK OF WALKING

Analysis of national travel survey data on the amount of walking done by 17000 individuals has shown that people spend about twenty minutes per day travelling by foot, on average. This implies a pedestrian accident rate of about 500 accidents per hundred million miles walked, a greater rate than for car drivers but less than for motor cyclists. This paper also relates accident risk to age and sex of pedestrian, time of day, day of week, and month of year. It is further shown that, for daylight hours, the average number of pedestrian accidents is approximately proportional to the product of vehicle and pedestrian flows.(a) /TRRL/

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Goodwin, P B
    • Hutchinson, T P
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 217-230
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM