More Pedestrian Deaths Due to the Popularity of SUVs
According to the latest research report, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has risen sharply in recent years.
The rising time of this number coincides with the popularization time of SUV.
At the beginning of this century, Volkswagen preferred to buy family cars, but based on car sales over the past decade, Volkswagen currently prefers to buy SUVs. At the same time, the number of pedestrian deaths has also risen sharply.
According to IIHS research, SUV collisions are more deadly than family cars. When the speed of the SUV exceeds 40 mph and a pedestrian collision occurs, then the pedestrian death is 100%.
However, this only studied 79 crashes in Michigan, and the exact data is unclear.
According to his research, compared with passenger cars with speeds exceeding 19 mph, SUVs are more harmful to pedestrians. At the same speed of 20 mph to 39 mph, pedestrian fatalities caused by passenger cars accounted for 23% of crashes, while SUVs accounted for 30%.
When the vehicle speed exceeds 40 mph, SUV accidents cause 100% of pedestrian deaths, while passenger cars account for 54%.
In the past decade, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has risen by 53%, while SUV vehicle registrations have risen by 8%.
The agency surface, will conduct more research on the collision of SUV and pedestrian.