A Profile of Pedestrian Fatalities in King County, WA

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

This study's findings suggest that a commitment from key leaders, backed by funding, is needed to reduce pedestrian fatalites. Funding should support education, engineering, enforcement, and continued surveillance efforts. Education of high risk populations and drivers is of particular importance. Engineering strategies could include traffic calming measures and increased street lighting. Enforcement should target both pedestrians and drivers and red light running. A system to track both pedestrian fatalities and injuries is crucial to inform the activities of traffic safety advocates from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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