Through education, enforcement, and outreach, NHTSA's pedestrian safety programs are directed toward reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities, improving the safety of elderly pedestrians, and reaching diverse communities.
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Traffic Safety Facts - Pedestrians [August 2012]
4,280 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2010, a 4% increase from the number reported in 2009.
Traffic Safety Facts - Children [July 2012]
In 2010, an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured; 14,000 of those injured were age 14 and younger, and males accounted for 57% (8,000) of those injured.
Traffic Safety Facts - Older Population
In 2009, 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States were among people age 65 and older.
Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 14
Each State should develop and implement a comprehensive pedestrian safety program that promotes safe pedestrian practices, and educates drivers to share the road safely with other road users.