Pedestrian roadway fatalities

  • Published: USA National Highways Traffic Safety Administration, 2003
  • Authors: S. Umesh
  • Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 02 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf


This study sought to examine pedestrian fatalities and provide insight into causes.


Compilation of data from National Centre for Statistics and Analysis’ Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

Key Findings:

  • Alcohol involvement amongst pedestrians is a major problem.

  • Most fatalities occur at non-intersections.

  • 18 per cent of pedestrians killed were as a result of hit and run RTIs.


Pedestrian fatalities, statistics, intersections, alcohol involvement


The data set is now over 10 years old, however the collection of statistics from one data set gives a useful insight on fatalities in North America.