IVP-20 Reduce pedalcyclist deaths on public roads

National Data Source
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS); Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
0.24 (2008)
Target
0.22
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of pedalcyclist deaths reported in FARS
Denominator
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

FARS contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes abstracted from official state documents, including police accident reports, state vehicle registration files, state driver license files, state highway department data, vital statistics data, death certificates, Coroner/Medical Examiner reports, hospital medical records, emergency medical service reports, and other state records. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of an occupant of a vehicle or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash. FARS data do not include pedalcyclist deaths on private roadways, such as driveways.

Since FARS uses additional information in determining the cause of death and only includes deaths that occurred within 30 days of the crash, data from FARS may not be directly comparable to data published in National Vital Statistics Reports.