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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-99-078
Date: 1999

Injuries to Pedestrians and Bicyclists: An Analysis Based on Hospital Emergency Department Data

APPENDIX E

 

State Motor Vehicle Crash File Data Descriptive Tables

Table 81. Bicyclist and pedestrian age distributions in 1995 State motor vehicle crash files.

Age1 California New York North Carolina
Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian
0-4 1333
(9.4)2
1451
(8.6)
725
(7.9)
709
(3.6)
271
(17.7)
134
(4.9)
5-9 2197
(13.0)
2176
(10.9)
220
(8.0)
10-14 2994
(21.0)
1899
(11.2)
1894
(20.7)
2309
(11.6)
401
(26.2)
255
(9.3)
15-19 1838
(12.9)
1472
(8.7)
1800
(19.6)
1782
(8.9)
188
(12.3)
324
(11.8)
20-24 1558
(10.9)
1169
(6.9)
1186
(12.9)
1539
(7.7)
143
(9.3)
244
(8.9)
25-44 4875
(34.3)
4772
(28.3)
2835
(30.9)
6086
(30.5)
358
(23.4)
960
(34.9)
45-64 1312
(9.2)
2456
(14.5)
603
(6.6)
3272
(16.4)
108
(7.1)
345
(12.5)
65-74 325
(2.3)
781
(4.6)
123
(1.3)
1093
(5.5)
59
(4.0)
96
(3.5)
75+ 688
(4.1)
979
(4.9)
174
(6.3)
Total3 14,235 16,885 9166 19,945 1528 2752

1 Lowest and highest age categories collapsed for bicyclists.
2 Percentage of column total.
3 Excludes cases with missing age information.

 

Table 82. Bicyclist and pedestrian gender distributions in 1995 State motor vehicle crash files.

Gender California New York North Carolina
Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian
Female 2740
(18.7)1
7000
(40.0)
1346
(14.3)
8671
(42.0)
247
(17.1)
913
(36.1)
Male 11,934
(81.3)
10,488
(60.0)
8044
(85.7)
11,969
(58.0)
1194
(82.9)
1617
(63.9)
Total2 14,674 17,488 9390 20,640 1441 2530

1 Percentage of column total.
2 Excludes cases with missing gender information.

 

Table 83. Time-of-day distribution for bicyclist and pedestrian crashes in 1995 State motor vehicle crash files.

Time of Day California New York North Carolina
Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian
6 a.m. - 10 a.m. 2147
(14.6)1
2443
(14.0)
851
(9.2)
2779
(13.8)
109
(7.2)
281
(10.5)
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 3108
(21.1)
3011
(17.2)
1739
(18.9)
3984
(19.7)
267
(17.6)
486
(18.1)
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 5710
(38.7)
5785
(33.1)
3268
(35.5)
6345
(31.4)
632
(41.7)
757
(28.2)
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 3126
(21.2)
4597
(26.3)
2442
(26.5)
4645
(23.0)
417
(27.5)
762
(28.3)
10 p.m. - 2 a.m. 507
(3.4)
1241
(7.1)
711
(7.7)
1775
(8.8)
74
(4.9)
306
(11.4)
2 a.m. - 6 a.m. 144
(1.0)
424
(2.4)
204
(2.2)
676
(3.3)
15
(1.0)
96
(3.6)
Total2 14,742 17,501 9215 20,204 1514 2688

1 Percentage of column total.
2 Excludes cases with missing time-of-day information.

 

Table 84. Bicyclist and pedestrian injury severity distributions for crashes in 1995 State motor vehicle crash files.

Injury Severity California New York North Carolina
Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian
Fatal
(K)
139
(0.9)1
834
(4.8)
5
(0.1)
179
(0.9)
35
(2.4)
199
(7.7)
Serious
(Class A)
786
(5.3)
2183
(12.4)
230
(16.0)
609
(23.5)
Moderate
(Class B)
7401
(50.1)
7409
(42.3)
(Different Coding Scheme Used) 602
(41.8)
846
(32.7)
Minor
(Class C)
4773
(32.3)
6415
(36.6)
  487
(33.8)
921
(35.6)
No Injury
(0)
1681
(11.4)
695
(4.0)
  85
(5.9)
13
(0.5)
Total2 14,780 17,536 9215 19,945 1439 2588

1 Percentage of column total.
2 Excludes cases with missing injury information.

 

Table 85. Bicyclist- and pedestrian-reported alcohol use in 1995 State motor vehicle crash files.

Alcohol Use California New York North Carolina
Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian Bicyclist Pedestrian
None 12,281
(87.8)1
12,753
(81.6)
Information
not available
1123
(87.5)
1331
(73.5)
Drinking, Impaired 361
(2.6)
827
(5.3)
10
(0.8)
68
(3.8)
Drinking,
Not Impaired
260
(1.9)
180
(1.2)
112
(8.7)
315
(17.4)
Drinking,
Impair. Unk.
235
(1.7)
618
(4.0)
1
(0.1)
8
(0.4)
Impairment
Hit / Run
856
(6.1)
1257
(8.0)
-- --
Not Stated/
Unknown
787
(--)
1901
(--)
284
(--)
1030
(--)
Total2 14,780 17,536 1530 2752

1 Percentage of column total.

 

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