Roadway improvements have been shown to reduce crashes.
February 1, 2017
Final noise requirement for hybrids, EVs
Manufacturers have until late 2019 to equip normally quiet hybrid and electric vehicles with noise-making devices to help protect pedestrians.
March 31, 2015
Analysis sheds light on bike crashes
A new study looks at the types of crashes bicyclist detection systems would need to address in order to be most effective at reducing deaths and injuries.
December 30, 2013
Pedestrians, bicyclists at risk in alcohol-related crashes
The proportion of fatally injured pedestrians and bicyclists who were impaired by alcohol has changed little in recent decades.
Vehicle design changes can reduce pedestrian crash deaths and injuries
Pedestrians are the focus of proposed new regulations to modify the fronts of vehicles to lessen the harm they can cause to pedestrians. A new IIHS study finds the changes may help reduce some deaths and injuries.
January 24, 2013
Cities make room for bicycles
As cities encourage biking, they're using a variety of approaches to give bicyclists their own space on the road. Researchers are trying to determine which ones are safest.
November 17, 2011
Hybrids more likely to injure pedestrians
Hybrids may be as much as 20 percent more likely to injure pedestrians than nonhybrid vehicles because of their quiet motors.
March 30, 2011
Changing vehicles to protect pedestrians
Engineers are adding technology to vehicles to help drivers avoid hitting pedestrians and modifying vehicle designs to soften impacts.
Volvo's pedestrian detection system
Volvo has already brought a pedestrian detection system to the U.S. market. Other automakers are close behind.
Quiet hybrids pose risk to pedestrians
A new law requires hybrid and electric vehicles to be equipped with sounds to warn pedestrians of their presence.
September 28, 2010
HAWK signal improves crosswalk safety
A type of pedestrian-activated crosswalk signal known as a HAWK can reduce crashes at intersections where a full-fledged traffic signal isn't warranted, a recent study found.
July 3, 2004
Reducing pedestrian crashes
An Institute review of research on crashes involving pedestrians has identified several traffic engineering countermeasures that can be effective.
September 14, 2002
School buses are safest transportation
Death rates measured per mile and per trip during school hours are lowest on school buses. The death rate per trip is highest in passenger vehicles driven by teenagers.
March 16, 2002
Pedestrian deaths continue to fall
Since 1975, pedestrian fatalities have fallen by half. The greatest progress is among young children.
October 21, 2000
Pedestrian crashes and how they occur
Fewer pedestrian crashes today involve people darting into the road midblock compared with the 1970s. Instead, it's more common for people to be struck by turning vehicles in intersections.
May 13, 2000
Speed means more risk to pedestrians
The faster vehicles are going when they crash with pedestrians, the more likely pedestrians are to die. Older pedestrians are more likely to die in crashes at any speed.
March 13, 1999
Countermeasures big and small; methods range from changing the timing of traffic signals to designing new roadways with pedestrians in mind
August 30, 1997
Leading pedestrian interval signals give pedestrians advantage
August 10, 1996
Pedestrian conflicts with motor vehicles are reduced by warning signs and pavement markings
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