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TABLE 1. What Pedestrians Were Doing at Interstate Pedestrian Fatalities in
Texas, Missouri, and North Carolina, 1991-93

What Pedestrian Was DoingNumber of FatalitiesPercentage of Fatalities
Crossing or Entering
169
40.3
Pushing or Working on Vehicle
76
18.1
Involved in Previous Crash
31
6.4
Walking/Standing on Shoulder
27
7.4
Getting On or Off Vehicle
3
0.7
Walking in Roadway With Traffic
35
8.35
Walking in Roadway Against Traffic
11
2.63
Standing/Lying in Roadway
40
9.55
Hitch Hiking
11
2.63
Other Working in Roadway (Construction)
3
0.7
Playing in Roadway
1
0.2
Not Known
8
1.9
Other
4
1.0


TABLE 2. State Rankings: Interstate Pedestrian
Fatalities per 100 Million Interstate Highway
Vehicle Miles Traveled by State(2)

StateRankingTotal IH Ped Fatalities 1992-94IH VMT 1992-94Ratio
TX
1
298
1134.95
.263
NM
2
34
154.42
.220
DE
3
6
30.46
.197
NV
4
17
87.16
.195
MO
5
68
444.56
.153
LA
6
39
256.43
.147
MT
7
9
63.60
.142
DC
8
2
14.23
.141
OR
9
29
210.82
.138
SD
10
7
51.63
.136
CA
11
271
2021.49
.134
FL
12
86
669.07
.129
RI
13
7
54.52
.128
NJ
14
39
315.67
.124
AZ
15
31
258.42
.120
MS
16
16
136.50
.117
AK
17
4
35.52
.113
AL
18
30
273.22
.110
HI
19
5
45.89
.109
OK
20
24
223.41
.107
NY
21
63
600.29
.105
NC
22
39
374.64
.104
MD
23
36
370.50
.097
AR
24
15
154.69
.097
GA
25
61
635.21
.096
TN
26
39
414.05
.094
IL
27
64
707.28
.091
CT
28
21
247.28
.085
PA
29
42
495.06
.085
SC
30
22
261.54
.084
UT
31
15
179.07
.084
NE
32
7
84.73
.083
MI
33
44
560.54
.079
IA
34
12
156.51
.077
CO
35
17
234.61
.073
VA
36
36
498.64
.072
WV
37
8
128.78
.062
OH
38
46
751.47
.061
MA
39
24
395.14
.061
WA
40
22
371.36
.059
IN
41
22
397.37
.055
MN
42
15
271.28
.055
KS
43
8
149.63
.054
VT
44
2
39.62
.051
KY
45
13
281.36
.046
WY
46
2
61.28
.033
WI
47
5
225.32
.022
ME
48
1
66.89
.015
ID
49
1
74.25
.014
ND
50
0
37.14
.000
NH
51
0
63.77
.000

Footnotes:

1. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS)

2. Interstate highway vehicle miles traveled based on data from the Federal Highway Administration. Number of Interstate pedestrian fatalities based on FARS data.


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