Over 200 pedestrians are killed in New Jersey every year and this continues to increase. The overarching motivation for this research is that no one should be killed while walking somewhere, and that all pedestrian deaths are preventable. To this end, we will conduct a detailed analysis on the causal factors that lead to pedestrian fatalities, including when and where these occur, how road infrastructure and speed affect outcomes, the type of vehicle that causes the fatality, emergency medical response, and various demographic attributes. This work will contribute to achieving a Vision Zero goal of no fatalities on our roads by 2035.
Start Year: 2023
Partner(s): New Jersey State Policy Lab