Table 3-3 Factors in Pedestrian Fatalities: 1998

Table 3-3
Factors in Pedestrian Fatalities: 1998

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Factors Number Percent
Walking, playing, working, etc., in roadway 1,589 30.4
Improper crossing of roadway or intersection 1,517 29.1
Failure to yield right-of-way 709 13.6
Darting or running into road 649 12.4
Not visible 414 7.9
Inattentive (talking, eating, etc.) 131 2.5
Physical impairment 70 1.3
Failure to obey traffic signs, signals, or officer 67 1.3
Emotional (e.g., depressed, angry, disturbed) 25 0.5
Getting on/off/in/out of transport vehicle 22 0.4
Blackout 12 0.2
Nonmotorist pushing vehicle 8 0.2
Other causes 106 2.0
None reported 1,271 24.3
Unknown 105 2.0
Total 5,220 100

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999).