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Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities


In 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that approximately 4,700 pedestrians were killed and another 70,000 injured due to pedestrian-vehicle crashes. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 113 minutes and injured every eight minutes. This problem-oriented guide for police by Justin A. Heinonen and John E. Eck examines the problem of pedestrian-vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities. It then provides a series of questions to help law enforcement analyze their local pedestrian injury and fatality problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice.


Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Injury Prevention, Risk Communication, Traffic Safety, Workforce Competency


Institutional Author:

U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office





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