April 28, 2017

Pedestrian Crashes, Examining the Numbers

According to a 2010 report compiled by Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, from 2000-2009, 5,149 pedestrians traveling by foot died on Florida’s highways and 76,935 were injured.

The year 2005 had the greatest number with 576 fatalities in that year alone.

Pedestrian crashes are more likely to result in fatal or serious injury than any other type of traffic crash.

Data from the 2010 report show the rate (per 100,000 Population):

  • Pedestrians Fatality Rate – 2.56
  • Pedestrians Injury Rates – 40.78

Alcohol-Related Fatalities

  • Drinking Pedestrians in Fatal Crashes – 40.4 percent

Pedestrian’s Age

  • 10 percent of pedestrian fatalities were under the age of 19
  • 18 percent of pedestrian fatalities were ages 20 to 34
  • 37 percent of pedestrian fatalities were ages 35 to 54
  • 20 percent of pedestrian fatalities were ages 55 to 74
  • 11 percent of pedestrian fatalities were 75 or older

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