Effective Pedestrian Safety Programs

by Patricia H. Ehrlich, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Effectiveness of Highway Safety Improvements


Pedestrian fatalities account for 16 percent of all highway-related deaths and about 129,000 pedestrians are involved in accidents each year. Analyses of pedestrian accident data and determining the types of pedestrian accidents that are occurring are the first step in implementing effective pedestrian safety programs and countermeasures. A wide variety of engineering, educational and enforcement programs have been implemented and evaluated both as separate programs and comprehensive programs. Some programs may be applied to an entire area while others are designed to alleviate problems at specific sites.

Subject Headings: Pedestrians | Safety | Traffic accidents | Traffic signs | Traffic analysis | Traffic signals | Engineering education | Highway and road design

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