How big is the problem?
The US Centers fo Disease Control states that one crash-related pedestrian death occurs every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
Who is most at Risk?
- Older adults
Pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 9% of all pedestrians injured in 2012.
In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
- Drivers and pedestrians who are alcohol-impaired
Alcohol involvement for the driver or the pedestrian was reported in 48% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian death. Where alcohol involvement was reported, 34% of pedestrians killed had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than or equal to .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) and 14% of drivers had a BAC of greater than or equal to .08 g/dL.
Additionally, higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of injury. Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, non-intersection locations, and at night.
So how can pedestrians protect themselves? As we stated in our blog, “Safety Tips for Halloween,” wearing refective clothing and carrying a flashlight will help. Pedestrian injuries are often serious and life-threatening. So take every precaution to avoid being struck by an inattentive or alcohol impaired driver. According to the US Centers for Disease Control drunk drivers or alcohol impaired drivers account for 48% of pedestrian accidents that end in death.
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