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IVP-18 Data Details

IVP-18 Reduce pedestrian deaths on public roads

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS); Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
1.5 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of pedestrian deaths reported in FARS
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

FARS contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes abstracted from official state documents, including police accident reports, state vehicle registration files, state driver license files, state highway department data, vital statistics data, death certificates (coded to ICD-10 V02-V04 (.1, .9), and V09.2), Coroner/Medical Examiner reports, hospital medical records, emergency medical service reports, and other state records. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of an occupant of a vehicle or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash. FARS data do not include pedestrian deaths on private roadways, such as driveways. Driveways are a common location for pedestrian deaths for pedestrians aged 0-2 years.

Since FARS uses additional information in determining the cause of death and only includes deaths that occurred within 30 days of the crash, data from FARS may not be directly comparable to data published in National Vital Statistics Reports.