Table 1 - Pedestrian Fatalities, by Related Factors: 1999

Table 1 - Pedestrian Fatalities, by Related Factors: 1999

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Factors Number Percent
Total pedestrian fatalities 4,906 100.0
Improper crossing of roadwayor intersection 1,474 30.0
Walking, playing, working, etc., in roadway 1,420 28.9
Failure to yield right-of-way 672 13.7
Darting or running into road 640 13.0
Not visible 395 8.1
Inattentive (talking, eating, etc.) 107 2.2
Physical impairment 80 1.6
Failure to obey traffic signs, signals, or officer 68 1.4
Emotional (e.g., depressed, angry, disturbed) 21 0.4
Nonmotorist pushing vehicle 20 0.4
Mentally challenged 18 0.4
Getting on/off/in/out of vehicle 16 0.3
Ill, blackout 15 0.3
Other factors 106 2.2
None reported 1,241 25.3
Unknown 98 2.0

NOTE: The sum of the numbers and percentages is greater than the total pedestrians killed as more than one factor may be present for the same pedestrian.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1999 (Washington, DC: 2000), table 98.