Per the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor 2012 Traffic Crash Facts – for Pedestrian Crash Involvement, here’s the list by age/number of pedestrians involved in crashes:
*(For ages 45-54: Males injured 689/ fatal 74. Females injured 422 / fatal 20)
So children would not be considered a primary risk group for pedestrian accidents?
Because so few walk, fortunately they’re not. They don’t seem to be overrepresented. I mean we have very low walking rates in the state of Florida because everything is so spread out. We have beautiful weather. But I lived in the Northeast, and Boston has a very high rate of pedestrian activity so I can speak personally. There’s a lot of miserable weather up there, and people still walk because it’s just a different culture in the cities because things are located more conveniently and you don’t have the sprawl that we have down here in the Southeast and Texas, too. I mean Texas and Georgia and us all have similar issues. That’s why development patterns have a major role in this problem.
Thank you, Billy. I really appreciate your taking the time to talk to me today.
It was my pleasure.