Speed and pedestrian safety

<img width="134" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051116120103843_1.gif" alt="">Faster speeds not only reduce the amount of time pedestrians and vehicles have to react to each other, but also increase the likelihood of a pedestrian being killed in a crash. A pedestrian hit by a vehicle traveling at 40 mph has an 85 percent chance of being killed; at 30 mph, it goes down to 45 percent, while at 20 mph, it is only 5 percent.

- U.K. Department of Transportation, Killing Speed and Saving Lives, London, 1987.

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