Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter Bookmark and Share   Feed

Friday, 21st January 2011

New Study: Progress in Reducing Pedestrian Deaths Lags in 2010

New Study: Progress in Reducing Pedestrian Deaths Lags in 2010

Source:  Governors Highway Safety Association

A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that pedestrian fatalities increased during the first six months of 2010. While the increase is small – 0.4 percent – it is notable because overall traffic fatalities during this period were significantly down, and this comes on the heels of four straight years of steady declines in pedestrian deaths.

The new report – Spotlight on Safety: Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State – is the first state-by-state look at pedestrian fatalities for 2010 and was completed by Dr. James Hedlund, an independent researcher, formally with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Dr. Hedlund surveyed GHSA members, who reported preliminary fatality numbers for every state. For the first six months of 2010, pedestrian fatalities increased by seven, from 1,884 to 1,891. If the second six months of 2010 also show no significant change, this will be the first year of increase or no progress after four years of decline. Pedestrian traffic fatalities dropped from 4,892 in 2005 to 4,091 in 2009, an average decline of 200 each year.

While the slight increase may not seem particularly alarming, it is a concern given that during this same period overall traffic fatalities declined eight percent, according to the preliminary estimate from the NHTSA. A growing national focus on walkable communities and “get moving” health and fitness efforts may cause pedestrian exposure, and thus risk, to increase.

+ Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2010 Preliminary Data (PDF)


Category:

Source:

Views: 1432




Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of LexisNexis Company Dossier (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    The third part of Chris Porter's review looks at the searching, filtering, list-building and exporting capabilities within LexisNexis Company Dossier, a research database providing information about companies, executives and industries. His scrutiny includes the "Compare Companies" feature and "Custom Report" tool.

  • Click to view the article Not Enough or Too Much? A Data Protection Dilemma
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    Companies know that compromising privacy is bad for business, which is why Microsoft is challenging official disclosure demands in the United States courts. Meanwhile a United States congressional thinktank has concerns about the protection of personal financial records, and a British survey shows just how much customers will punish companies that play fast and loose with their data. But has the pendulum now swung too far in the privacy direction? One survey suggests that the protectionist barriers against digital trade could cause a measurable contraction in gross domestic product - but governments know that privacy wins votes.

  • Click to view the article Risk & Compliance - Free Online Resources
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    Penny Crossland highlights some high quality free resources in the risk, regulatory and compliance sphere, presenting some alternatives to the "Big Three".

     

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"As a service providing practical support and guidance for what professionals do FreePint is pretty unique and decent value for money." ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »