Pedestrian Crashes and Treatments From Around the World

Source: UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)

Pedestrian crashes and related deaths and injuries continue to be a serious problem in industrialized and developing countries throughout the world. In some nations, up to half of all traffic fatalities involve pedestrians. A wide range of activities have been implemented in the past few decades in many countries to better understand the causes and potential solutions for these pedestrian crash problems. Agencies which have been most successful in pedestrian safety efforts are those that have developed and implemented comprehensive pedestrian safety plans, consisting of engineering, education, and enforcement activities targeted toward specific pedestrian crash problems. In addition to crash reduction, more emphasis is now being placed on encouraging more people to walk, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce obesity and other health problems, and improve auto-emissions and vehicle congestion, among other benefits.

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