The number of pedestrian accidents where a motor vehicle is involved has been on the rise. Between 2009 and 2017, there was a 48% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. One interesting fact is that 20% of pedestrian fatalities are caused by hit and run drivers!
There are several risk factors that contributed to this increase. These range from the time of day to whether some sort of impairment was involved. Speeding also plays a role in the survival rate of pedestrians. The faster the vehicle is traveling, the less likely the pedestrian will survive.
Even though pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere in the country, nearly half of all the fatalities are from just five states! You might be surprised to find out which ones these are too!
If you want to do your part as a motorist to help reduce the risks of pedestrian accidents, you should complete an online defensive driving course to improve your driving skills.
To find out what the top five states are, as well as other interesting facts and pedestrian accident statistics, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.
Afterward, if you want to enroll in an online defensive driving course, please feel free to visit our website to start your course today or contact TicketSchool directly at (800) 558-9887 with any questions!