It is the established purpose of the Pedestrian Safety Institute to reduce injuries and fatalities suffered by pedestrians in the United States every year and to provide tips, tools and training to keep people safe from unfortunate interactions between cars and people.

 

16 PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY

6,000 Deaths per year

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics going back 40 years, the deadliest months of the year, for drivers and pedestrians alike, have been the “vacation months” — July through October. Of the year’s four deadliest holiday weekends, three occur in summer, and the fatal crashes involve higher-than-average numbers of alcohol-impaired drivers. Here, for example, were the nationwide statistics for 2015:

  • Labor Day Weekend — 460 killed, 33% of the involved drivers alcohol-impaired;

  • Memorial Day Weekend — 424 killed, 40% of involved drivers impaired;

  • Fourth of July Weekend — 409 killed, 36% of involved drivers impaired.

(For comparison, the overall rate of alcohol-impaired-driver-related fatalities was 29%)

 
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