Drive Like Your Kids Live Here
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY FACTS
- Approximately 70% of all children killed or injured by motor vehicles are struck within blocks from their own homes.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 3 to 14 (based on 2007 figures, which are the latest data available from the National Center for Health Statistics).
- An average of 4 children age 14 and younger were killed and 500 were injured every day in the United States in motor vehicle crashes during 2009.
- Seventy-four percent of the pedestrian fatalities among the 14-and-younger age group occurred at non-intersection locations.
- During 2009, there were a total of 33,808 traffic fatalities in the United States. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 1,314 of those traffic fatalities.
- A total of 630 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2009. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 12% of those fatalities.
- In 2009, an estimated 51,000 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Seventeen percent (or an estimated 8,000) of the bicyclists who were injured were age 14 and younger.