NTSB Recommendations Aim to Protect Pedestrians

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released 11 recommendations to reduce fatal accidents that involve pedestrians. In 2016, there were a total of 5,987 pedestrian deaths, the most since 1990. The NTSB recommendations include:

  • Develop performance test criteria for vehicle designs that reduce injuries to pedestrians.
  • Incorporate pedestrian safety systems, including pedestrian collision avoidance systems and other more-passive safety systems, into the New Car Assessment Program.
  • Develop a detailed pedestrian crash data set that represents the current, complete range of crash types and that can be used for local and state analysis and to model and simulate pedestrian collision avoidance systems.

The NTSB has not yet released the full report, only a four-page abstract.