Tag: Pedestrians

  • November 25th, 2020

People may have preferences when it comes to transportation, but at some point, everyone is a pedestrian. Whether it is walking to a neighbor’s house, work, or school; accessing transit; shopping; or for exercising – walking is transportation. However, in the last decade, there has been an increase in fatalities for this basic form of […]

  • November 20th, 2020

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian, and unfortunately pedestrian fatalities remain high. There was a more than 3% increase in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2018, totaling 6,283 deaths — the most deaths since 1990. NHTSA raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians by providing safety tips, educational […]

  • September 29th, 2020

September 29, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org AFTER-HOURS CONTACT: Pam Shadel Fischer, 908-619-2786, pfischer@ghsa.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – When it comes to safety on U.S. roadways, being a pedestrian can be deadly. As pedestrian fatalities have soared to historic levels in the past decade, representatives of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) joined earlier today with U.S. […]

  • September 29th, 2020

Whether it be in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 17% of all traffic fatalities in 2018. This equates to a traffic-related pedestrian death every 84 minutes. NHTSA has developed a […]

  • August 25th, 2020

In 2018 pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 19 percent of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States. This report shares examples and ideas of how law enforcement can address pedestrian and bicyclist safety including real-world examples and resources. Law enforcement officers bring unique strengths to road safety and injury prevention programs. As first responders, […]

  • July 7th, 2020

GHSA’s annual spotlight report, “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data,” offers a first look at state and national trends in 2019 pedestrian deaths. The report projects 6,590 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years. GHSA’s projection represents a 5% increase from 2018 in the number of pedestrian fatalities. The […]

  • June 5th, 2020

GHSA announced that a new pedestrian report predicts a 30-year high in the number of pedestrian deaths. “On Feb. 27, GHSA released a new spotlight report, “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data.” While overall traffic deaths are going down, pedestrian deaths are rising sharply. The report estimates that the nationwide number of pedestrians […]

  • May 26th, 2020

There are many situations where tacit communication between drivers and pedestrians governs and enhances safety. The goal of this study was to formalize this communication and apply it to the driving strategy of an autonomous vehicle. Toward this, a field study of the interaction between drivers and pedestrians was performed. Vehicles were instrumented to capture […]