Vehicle Pedestrian Interaction - National Safety Council

Vehicle-Pedestrian Interaction

4% of Non-roadway Fatalities*

Vehicle pedestrian interaction occurs when the movements of a pedestrian and a vehicle intercept.

The information in each section below is listed in the order of relevance to the hazardous situation.


Situational risks – inherent to the situation or proximate cause of injury
  • Struck by vehicle
  • Crushed by vehicle
  • Vehicle pinning
Systemic risks – contribute to injury but are not direct causes
  • Lack of workplace awareness
  • Cluttered or tight work spaces
  • Low visibility
  • Lack of training
  • Alarm or signaling failure
Relevant Technology Solutions

* Safety Technology 2020: Mapping Technology Solutions for Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities in the Workplace

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