Mapping Patterns of Pedestrian Fatal Accidents in Israel


Yearly, over 400 people are killed and thousands more are injured on Israeli roads, with foreseeable costs to society in terms of human lives, property damages, delays for roadway users, etc. Around 150 victims are pedestrians, a staggering number in terms of fatality rates in comparison with other developed countries. This study intends to provide a broad picture of pedestrian traffic accidents in Israel by uncovering their patterns and underlying their recurrent characteristics. This study analyzes 603 pedestrian fatal accidents occurred in Israel during the four-year period between 2003 and 2006. The analysis focuses on fatal accidents since, without discarding the relevance of road crash injuries, the number of fatalities is clearly the indicator that represents the most the country situation over the years.

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