ICAM Pedestrian Consortium

Our mission is to better understand, treat, and prevent all types of crash injuries.

A Worldwide Challenge

In 2008, the United Nations added Global Technical Regulation #9 - Pedestrian Safety to the Global Registry. This regulation seeks to better protect the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists that are injured by motor vehicles each year across the globe.

Data collected from the International Harmonized Research Activities Pedestrian Safety working group demonstrates that pedestrian safety is a worldwide challenge.

North America: 4,735

In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrian and cyclist deaths in the United States. (WHO)

China: 88,865

According to the World Health Organization, 88,865 pedestrians and cyclists die as a result of road accidents in China. (WHO)

India: 26,981

26,981 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in road traffic crashes in India in 2014. (WHO)

European Union: 7,710

In the European Union about 7,710 pedestrians and cyclists are killed. (WHO)

North America: 4,735

In Japan, 2,986 pedestrians and cyclists are killed. (WHO)

China: 88,865

In Korea around 2,669 pedestrians and cyclists are killed. (WHO)

India: 26,981

In Thailand, there were 3,393 pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2012. (WHO)

Of those individuals involved in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes, our most vulnerable populations, children and the elderly, are also the most likely to be in those accidents; children under the age of 15 and adults over the age of 60.

To gain an in-depth understanding of this problem, see this infographic from the World Health Organization.

Our Plan

In partnership with global automotive manufacturers and suppliers, as well as regional law enforcement and road safety agencies, and via outside funding, ICAM has created the Pedestrian Consortium which is focused on protecting vulnerable populations on all roadways throughout the globe.

There are two long term goals for the consortium:

1. Produce Data

Produce Data

Generate a current and usable data set that companies, public agencies, and researchers can use to protect vulnerable road users.

2. Make sharing that data easy

Make sharing that data easy

Establish a global platform for the exchange of new technology, research, and best practices related to improving road safety.

There are four ways in which ICAM will work to achieve these goals:

Law Enforcement

Engage with local law enforcement to collect cases

Quarterly Meetings

Host quarterly consortium meetings to review cases and outcomes

Data Access & Analysis

Provide members of the consortium with access to data and subsequent analysis

Disseminate Data

Disseminate consortium results and analysis to the public and regulatory agencies


We are pleased to partner with Together for Safer Roads, local and state units of government, including:

Medical Examiners

Medical examiners

Trauma Centers & Hospitals

Trauma centers/hospitals


Police/sheriff departments

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

Michigan Department of Transportation

Michigan Department of Transportation

Participating Communities

  • Ann Arbor (Washtenaw County)
  • Lansing (Ingham County)
  • Grand Rapids (Kent County)

Automotive Partners

General Motors

Want to learn more about the consortium?
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