Focusing on the Senior Pedestrian

Federal Highway Administration

The risk of dying in a pedestrian crash increases with age. Pedestrians, ages 65 and older, are two to eight times more likely to die than younger people when struck by motor vehicles. This is partly because older people are often less physically resilient. Approximately 15 percent of pedestrians 65 and older die after being hit by a motor vehicle.

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