Identifying Barriers to Understanding Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Laws
To respond to pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded a Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) project to explore and identify barriers to pedestrian and bicycle safety laws in Texas. The purpose of the project was to understand barriers to laws through conducting a policy review and conducting focus groups of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to identify barriers to existing pedestrian and bicycle safety laws. Based on the findings of these activities educational materials were developed for pedestrian and bicycle safety laws in Texas.
The educational materials are intended to be shared and used by others conducting bicycle and pedestrian safety efforts.
- From 2010 to 2018, 18% of pedestrian crashes were due to a vehicle failing to yield right of way.
- From 2010 to 2018, approximately 39% of pedestrian crashes were due to a pedestrian failing to yield right of way.
- Learn more about Rights and Duties of Pedestrians in this pedestrian fact sheet.
- From 2010 to 2018, approximately 11% of cyclist crashes involved driveway access. You should stop your vehicle before moving on a sidewalk when emerging from an alley, driveway, or building.
- From 2010 to 2018, approximately 71% of cyclist crashes involved one motor vehicle going straight.
- Learn more about Rights and Duties of Cyclists in this cyclist fact sheet.
- Want to test your knowledge? Download the pedestrian and bicycle safety laws knowledge quiz here.