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Pedestrians & Bicycles

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.


Program Objectives

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 money and materials for a wide variety of education projects carried out through local Traffic Safety Task Forces.

Increase high visibility enforcement

We provide grants to law enforcement agencies for high visibility enforcement of traffic laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Program Contact

MJ Haught - Program Manager

360.725.9879 mjhaught@wtsc.wa.gov