Pedestrian deaths are continuing to rise in Texas and now account for one in five of all traffic fatalities. In 2019, there were 5,975 crashes involving pedestrians in our state, resulting in 1,317 serious injuries and 669 deaths, a five percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year. From 2015 to 2019, pedestrian fatalities resulting from traffic crashes increased 18 percent.
The top factors contributing to traffic crashes in Texas involving pedestrians are:
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users because they aren’t equipped with protective equipment such as airbags, seat belts, and bumpers. All of us share a responsibility to bring the number of pedestrian fatalities to zero, and TxDOT offers the safety tips below to prevent a deadly encounter.
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