While the number of traffic fatalities has decreased in the past ten years, the number of pedestrian fatalities has actually increased—highlighting an area of where significant improvement can be made. Additionally, the majority of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersections (71%) versus intersections with pedestrian crossings (19%).
There were 25% fewer traffic fatalities
in 2014 than in 2005.
There were 10% more pedestrian
fatalities in 2015 than in 2005.
71% of all pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersection locations (without crosswalks).
The EMTRAC System provides a non-intrusive way to enhance your pedestrian signaling systems and to encourage crosswalk usage—both key elements for increasing safety and accessibility.
Traffic-Related Fatalities between 2005 and 2014
Percentage of Pedestrian Fatalities between 2005 and 2014
The EMTRAC System does not require costly intersection-hardware installation and can utilize NTCIP 1211 protocol standards to enable communication with traffic controllers
Data provided by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As cities strive to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many intersections still fall short. The ADA requires that State and local governments “communicate effectively” with people who have communication disabilities, and provide “auxiliary aids and services” when needed to communicate effectively with people who have disabilities.
The EMTRAC Pedestrian app is designed as an auxiliary aid and service to enable people with vision, hearing, or speech disabilities to recognize pedestrian signals and request crossing signals.