- Traffic fatalities dropped by 10 percent from 2008 to 2009 for the Nation as a whole. Forty-one States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico showed decreases, ranging from 1 percent to as much as 26 percent.
- The pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population was 1.33 for the Nation. Florida had the highest rate (2.51), and Wyoming, with two pedestrian fatalities, had the lowest rate (0.37). Texas is the 17th highest at 1.39!
- About 1.9 percent of all traffic crash fatalities in 2009 were pedalcyclists. Maine, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia reported no pedalcyclists killed.
- In the state of Texas fatalities have gone done by 12% from 2008 (3,476 occurrences) to 2009 (3,071 occurrences)
Source: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811402EE.pdf - specifically Chapter 5