Pedestrian accident is a serious problem throughout the world, especially in the United States. When cars run into pedestrians, serious injury might occur. In the United States, this problem is quite serious in that 5,000 pedestrians are killed annually while 64,000 are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles.
The figures stated above are completely alarming and disturbing. Let us take a look more at the specific statistics on pedestrian accidents according to the report of the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
In terms of locations of pedestrian accidents in the United States, most pedestrian deaths take place in urban areas because pedestrian activity is higher and traffic volumes are greater in contrast to rural areas. Nevertheless, the ratio of deaths to injuries is higher in rural areas due to severe impact speeds on rural roads and highways.
In terms of figures, the National Safety Council approximates that in the United States 85.7 percent of total non-deadly accidents involving pedestrians take place in urban areas while 14.3 percent happen in rural areas.
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