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Pedestrian injuries are a significant public health problem in the United States. Explore the resources below to obtain facts and data related to pedestrian injuries.

Name Source Type Description
 Online Databases and Webpages
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Online database

Nationwide census that provides annual data on fatal injuries associated with motor vehicle traffic crashes. Includes pedestrian-specific data. General Estimating System (GES) provides injury data based on estimation.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)




General information on pedestrian safety. Includes links to annual pedestrian safety fact sheets with geographic and demographic comparisons.



Safety in Numbers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Online newsletters, statistics, and infographics on motor vehicle safety. August 2013 issue addresses pedestrian injuries and fatalities. October 2014 issue contains information on pedestrian injuries on Halloween as well as the relationships between alcohol consumption/impairment and pedestrian injuries.




Pedestrian Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


General information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) pedestrian-related work.


Pedestrian Fatality Facts

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute


Presents pedestrian fatality data in terms of trends, age and gender, alcohol involvement, and place and time of death. Includes helpful tables and graphs.


National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)




Results from a 2012 national telephone survey on attitudes, knowledge, and behavior related to walking. Compares results to 2002 findings.

Modes Less Traveled—Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008–2012


United States Census Bureau
Findings from the 2008-2012 American Community Surveys related to commuting to work via walking. Includes geographic and demographic comparisons.
Pedestrian Fatalities by State: 2014 Preliminary Data

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Preliminary pedestrian fatality data by state from 2014. Includes infographics for download.
Bicycling and Walking in the United States: Benchmarking Report
Alliance for Bicycling and Walking; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Biennial data on walking in the United States. Combines original research with 20 government data sources. Includes demographics, safety, infrastructure, and public health indicators.



Teens on the Move
Safe Kids Worldwide

Results from a 2014 survey of teens regarding walking behavior and their experiences as pedestrians. Accompanied by infographics and videos.

Teens and Distraction
Safe Kids Worldwide




Results from a 2012-2013 observational study of middle and high school students on distraction while walking. Includes policy recommendations for distracted waking.

Fact Sheets and Infographics
Facts About Walking and Bicycling

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)



Fact Sheets
General information on pedestrian behavior, crash statistics, and benefits of walking.


America Walks

Fact Sheet

General information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries, including cost data. Also includes information on the benefits of safe walking environments.

Walking Safe: Child Pedestrian Safety
Children's Safety Network


Downloadable infographic that covers deaths, risk factors, and other details about child pedestrians.





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