Pedestrian deaths and serious injuries have been declining, but the rate of decrease has been slower for pedestrian deaths and serious injury collisions than overall fatalities and serious injuries. In recent years, pedestrian deaths account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, up from 11 percent in 2006-2008.
Function as a connector and supporter of partners who can implement effective countermeasures
Behavioral countermeasures with respective effectiveness levels can be found in
Countermeasures That Work, published by the National Traffic Safety Highway Administration.
Educate drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists
We provide data on prevalent factors in pedestrian deaths in the Downloads available on this page and to the right. We also offer a statewide map of pedestrian deaths. We provide money and materials for a wide variety of education projects carried out through local Traffic Safety Task Forces.
Support the implementation of proven strategies
We provide grants to law enforcement and other agencies involved in implementing the proven strategy of pedestrian safety zones.
- Washington State Bicycle Laws
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
- Bike League
- Feet First program
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Research Page
- Safe Routes to School – WA
- WSDOT Safe Routes to Schools
MJ Haught – Program Manager