Spotlight on Highway Safety
Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State:
2010 Preliminary Data
Published January 2011
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GHSA asked states to report their preliminary fatality numbers for the first six months of 2010. All 50 states and the District of Colubmia responded to the survey.
The preliminary data showed that the number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the United States for the first six months of 2010 was essentially unchanged from 2009, increasing just 0.4 percent. If the second six months of 2010 also show no significant change, this will be the first year of increase or no progress after four years of decline.
The report summarizes general principles states can use to keep pedestrians safe, such as prioritization, data analysis, engineering, laws and enforcement, and education.
- Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2010 Preliminary Data [622 KB, 14 pgs.]
- News Release: New Study: Progress in Reducing Pedestrian Deaths Lags in 2010 (Jan. 20, 2011)