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Everyone is a Pedestrian

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to transportation, but there’s one that all road users share—everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2011, totaling 4,432 deaths.

On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.” (Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians, August, 2013) – (PDF 1.20 MB)

Safety is the top priority of the Department of Transportation. Our National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
are working hard to raise awareness of the dangers to pedestrians, and to provide leadership, expertise, and resources to communities across America to combat these crashes.

We urge parents, caregivers, educators, traffic safety officials, and advocates to make the most of our pedestrian safety resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. Additionally, six grants are available to fund educational and enforcement programs in the Department’s Focus Cities.

Please join us in our efforts to reduce pedestrian safety risks and promote programs and countermeasures to combat these crashes.

Watch For Pedestrians

Parents and Caregivers

As a parent or caregiver, you want to do everything in your power to make sure your children and older parents are safe every time they walk out the door. The resources below will help you and your loved ones do just that.

For Children

For Aging Adults

Visit NHTSA’s and FHWA’s pedestrian Web pages for additional information.

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Pedestrian Safety Officials

If you’re a State Highway Safety Office or State DOT official, or you work in engineering, law enforcement, or education, you’ve come to the right place. Our research and statistics will help you identify pedestrian safety problems and promote and select programs and countermeasures.

Visit NHTSA’s and FHWA’s pedestrian Web pages for additional information.

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Pedestrian Safety Officials

If you’re a State Highway Safety Office or State DOT official, or you work in engineering, law enforcement, or education, you’ve come to the right place. Our curriculum and resources will help you identify pedestrian safety problems and promote and select programs and countermeasures.

Pedestrian Safety Advocates

Maybe you’re a consumer advocate of pedestrian safety, or perhaps you work on a State or local pedestrian program. In either case, our curriculum and resources will equip you with the tools and information you need to effectively promote pedestrian safety.

Visit NHTSA’s and FHWA’s pedestrian Web pages for additional information.

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Pedestrian Safety Officials

If you’re a State Highway Safety Office or State DOT official, or you work in engineering, law enforcement, or education, you’ve come to the right place. Our programs and activities will help you identify pedestrian safety problems and promote and select programs and countermeasures.

Pedestrian Safety Advocates

Maybe you’re a consumer advocate of pedestrian safety, or perhaps you work on a State or local pedestrian program. In either case, you’ll want to promote these popular pedestrian safety activities.

Visit NHTSA’s and FHWA’s pedestrian Web pages for additional information.

Pedestrian Walking Sign