Worst States for Pedestrian Deaths

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Worst States for Pedestrian Deaths

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August 13, 2012: On return from our summer break it was interesting to find out that apparently investors? are interested in the 'Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians'?
We subscribe to 247WallStreet investment newsletter and it included that:
  • Traffic accidents claim a terrible toll. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its latest Pedestrian fatality figures, showing a nearly 5% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities from traffic accidents in 2010 when compared to 2009. In some states, the rate of pedestrian fatalities rose substantially. Now, state traffic safety boards are scrambling to try to address this problem
From the NHTSA report:
In 2010, pedestrian deaths accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Since 2001, the number of pedestrian fatalities has decreased by 13 percent.
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Re: Worst States for Pedestrian Deaths

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Updated in 2019 for 2017 data
2017 Pedestrian Crash Data

Overview
  • In 2017 there were 5,977 pedestrians killed (Table 1) in traffic crashes in the United States. A total of 5,890 traffic crashes (Table 4) had one or more pedestrian fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That is more than 16 people a day, almost 115 people a week.Table 1 presents the distribution of pedestrian fatalities as a percentage of total motor vehicle fatalities in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2017. The 5,977 pedestrian fatalities in 2017 were a 1.7-percent decrease from 6,080 pedestrian fatalities in 2016. Sixteen percent of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians in 2017.
    Fatalities by CityFor each city with a population of 500,000 or greater in 2017, Table 8 presents total resident population, numbers of traffic and pedestrian fatalities, the percentage of traffic fatalities who were pedestrians, and the fatality rates per 100,000 population for total and pedestrian traffic fatalities.The pedestrian fatality rates of major cities were generally higher than the national average of 1.84 per 100,000 population. Of the 35 cities listed, 8 had lower fatality rates.
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Re: Worst States for Pedestrian Deaths

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GHSA Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Highest since 1988
  • A number of trends offer insight into the many causes behind the rise in pedestrian fatalities:
    • Most pedestrian fatalities take place on local roads, at night and away from intersections, suggesting the need for safer road crossings and increased efforts to make pedestrians and vehicles more visible. During the past 10 years, the number of nighttime pedestrian fatalities increased by 67%, compared to a 16% increase in daytime pedestrian fatalities.
    • Many unsafe driving behaviors – such as speeding, distracted and drowsy driving – pose risks to pedestrians, and alcohol impairment by the driver and/or pedestrian was reported in nearly half of traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2018.
    • Pedestrians struck by a large SUV are twice as likely to die as those struck by a car. Although passenger cars are the largest category of vehicles in fatal pedestrian crashes, the number of pedestrian fatalities over the past decade involving SUVs increased at a faster rate – 81% – than passenger cars, which increased by 53%.
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