GHSA's annual spotlight report, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2020 Preliminary Data, offers the first comprehensive look at state and national trends in pedestrian deaths for January-June. The report projects the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate per billion vehicle miles traveled (VMT) jumped to 2.2 deaths for the first six months of 2020 compared to 1.8 during the same period in 2019 – a 20% increase.
Spotlight on Highway Safety
GHSA's Spotlights on Highway Safety serve as snapshots of ongoing and emerging traffic safety issues in the states.
GHSA's "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data" projects 6,590 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years.
As families take to the roadways, GHSA's new report notes more than 800 unbuckled rear passengers killed in 2018.
GHSA's "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2018 Preliminary Data" projects 6,227 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades.
GHSA projects a 5.6% decrease in motorcyclist fatalities in 2017, but finds that motorcyclists remain significantly overrepresented as a proportion of all traffic deaths.
GHSA's annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities projects nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017.
GHSA's annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities projects an 11% increase in the number of persons on foot killed on U.S. roadways in 2016.
GHSA's first Spotlight on autonomous vehicles examines the implications of new vehicle technologies for highway safety agencies and advocates.
This report provides a first look at 2015 motorcyclist fatalities nationally and by state.
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GHSA estimates a 10% in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.