||Pedestrian Safety Statistical Information
- Across the US, 4,749 pedestrians were killed in 2003.
- In Maryland, 119 pedestrians were killed in 2003.
- In 2003, there were 70,000 pedestrians were injured in the US.
- 2,925 pedestrians were injured in Maryland in 2001.
- In Maryland, the costs associated pedestrian traffic crashes in 2003, exceeded $759 million.
Profile of a pedestrian traffic crash in Maryland - 2003
- Men are over represented in pedestrian traffic crashes. (60 %)
- The age groups with the highest number of pedestrian traffic crashes were the 21-34 year olds (599 crashes – 47.4 % of total crashes).
- Baltimore City was over represented in pedestrian traffic crashes. The City comprises less than 7 % of the state’s vehicle miles traveled, yet accounts for 32.9 % of the state’s pedestrian crashes.
- Prince George’s, Montgomery and Baltimore counties had the next highest number of crashes (490, 449, 426 respectively).
- The majority of pedestrian traffic crashes occur within the City and on county roads.
- The highest number of pedestrian traffic crashes occurred in October (312). However, generally speaking, a pedestrian crash was just as likely to occur in March as in November.
- Pedestrian crashes are highest on Fridays (566), but almost as likely to occur on a Wednesday or Thursday (481 each)
- The highest percentage of pedestrian traffic crashes occurs between 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM.