Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Where and When Do Most Pedestrian Deaths Occur?

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

75%

Almost 75% of pedestrian traffic deaths occur in urban areas.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

6pm &
midnight

Fatal pedestrian crashes occur most often between 6pm and midnight.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Dec.

December is the most dangerous month for pedestrian traffic deaths.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

46%

Pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

VS.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than the occupants of a car to die in a collision.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

In Missouri, there were 98 pedestrian-involved fatal crashes in 2017.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Those pedestrian fatalities included 1 MDOT worker, 1 emergency services personnel, and 96 other pedestrians..

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

The locations of the fatal pedestrian accidents included 1 in a driveway, 6 off the roadway, 1 in a median/crossing island, 86 on the roadway, 1 on the sidewalk, and 3 unknown

Reasons for the Rise of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in the United States

  • Increasing popularity of SUVs, which are higher, heavier and more dangerous in pedestrian accidents
  • Distracted driving from cell phone use
  • Distracted walking from cell phone use
  • Higher speed limits
  • Better economic conditions lead to increased driving

Sources:

  • https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812502_pedestrian-and-bicyclist-data-analysis-tsf-research-note.pdf
  • https://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/pedestrian-deaths-in-us-on-rise.htm
  • https://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/on-foot-at-risk-study-highlights-rising-pedestrian-deaths-points-toward-solutions
  • https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pedestrian_safety/index.html
  • http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/ibi_apps/WFServlet
  • https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/what-s-behind-81-percent-rise-pedestrians-killed-suvs-n873851