Pedestrians and Other Road Users

Another group warranting special attention in this plan is pedestrians and other non-motorized road users (e.g., bicycles, scooters). More than 100 of these users are killed each year in Missouri traffic crashes with speed, distraction, and impairment being the primary causes. In addition, a significant portion of pedestrian fatalities in the state involve users who did not begin their trip as a pedestrian. Rather, these individuals have exited their vehicle for various reasons and been subsequently struck by a vehicle, often on high-speed roadways. Progress in this area will require increased responsibility and positive behaviors from both drivers and the non-motorized road users.

Statistics
79%
Of 2018 motorcycle crashes resulted in the injury or death.
99%
Of the people who died in 2018 motorcycle related crashes on Missouri roads were the motorcycle riders.
49%
Of all motorcycles involved in 2018 Missouri fatal crashes collided with another motor vehicle in transport.
38%
Increase in the likelihood of death if a rider is not wearing a helmet.
Pedestrians and Other Road Users