• July 19th, 2023

Each year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) provides a first look at national and state-level pedestrian fatality data and trends through a Spotlight on Highway Safety report, typically published in late spring or early summer.

This year’s report is divided into three sections. It presents pedestrian fatality projections for all of 2022 based on preliminary data provided by the states, an in-depth analysis of recently released 2021 pedestrian fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and a review of strategies to reduce pedestrian crashes, injuries and deaths. As in previous reports, some preliminary data have been adjusted slightly to account for historical underreporting. A preliminary report analyzing state-reported pedestrian fatality data for the first six months of 2022 was released in February.

View the full report here.