Chart of the Day: Speed Kills

We’ve seen a version of this chart before on, but in light of Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week in St. Paul (August 2nd – August 8th), it bears publishing again.

Vehicle speed versus odds of pedestrian death

[Source 1: Killing Speed and Saving Lives, UK Dept. of Transportation, London, England. See also Limpert, Rudolph. Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Cause Analysis. Fourth Edition. Charlottesville, VA. The Michie Company, 1994, p. 663.]

[Source 2: Vehicle Speeds and the Incidence of Fatal Pedestrian Collisions prepared by the Austrailian Federal Office of Road Safety, Report CR 146, October 1994, by McLean AJ,Anderson RW, Farmer MJB, Lee BH, Brooks CG.] is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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2 Responses to Chart of the Day: Speed Kills

  1. Mike Sonn
    Mike Sonn July 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm #


    Let’s get default speeds in St Paul to 25mph and residential and dense commercial areas down to 20 mph.

    20 is plenty!


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