Table 1 - Factors Relating to Pedestrian Fatalities: 2000

Table 1 - Factors Relating to Pedestrian Fatalities: 2000

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Factors Number
Improper crossing of roadway or intersection 1,415
Walking, playing, working, etc., in roadway 1,214
Failure to yield right-of-way 680
Darting or running into road 612
Not visible 460
Inattentive (talking, eating, etc.) 124
Failure to obey traffic signs, signals, or officer 86
Physical impairment 84
Ill, blackout 22
Emotional (e.g., depressed, angry, disturbed) 21
Getting on/off/in/out of vehicle 21
Mentally challenged 17
Pedestrian pushing vehicle 11
Other factors 65
Unknown 81

NOTE: The sum of the numbers 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, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/, as of April 2002.