The Top 5 Pedestrian Behaviours Resulting in Pedestrian Fatalities in the United States

  Pedestrian Behaviour/Action
(resulting in a fatality)
Percentage of Fatalities
1 Improper crossing
(jaywalking)
27.3%
2 Disobeying a pedestrian "do not cross" signal 25.4%
3 Failure to yield right of way
(both drivers and pedestrians)
13.9%
4 Darting or running onto road 12.1%
5 Pedestrian not visible 9.8%
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Sources:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2008). "National Pedestrian Crash Report".

List Notes: Data is top 5 pedestrian behaviour/actions which contribute to pedestrian fatalities in a crash with an automobile. Data is for the United States for the year 2008.
Pedestrian Behaviours Resulting in Pedestrian Fatalities in the United States

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