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State Transportation Statistics 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/state_transportation_statistics/state_transportation_statistics_2014/index.html

A statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and DC.  Covers freight movement, passenger travel, registered vehicles and miles traveled, safety, infrastructure, energy, and environmental topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

“Black Boxes” in Passenger Vehicles: Policy Issues

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43651.pdf

Explains what event data recorders are, government mandates that EDRs be included in vehicles, and controversies relating to their use.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Transportation Statistics

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html

Latest quarterly update to the database.   Features 44 updated tables in the set of more than 260 tables.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf

 

Totals up the exorbitant costs—lost lives, damaged property, medical costs, workplace losses and more—attributed to traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010 and estimates the total sum is about $277 billion.  The value of society harm is placed at $870 billion.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?

http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/%E2%80%9C-gm-ignition-switch-recall-why-did-it-take-so-long%E2%80%9D

Contains list of documents in 64 binders obtained by congressional oversight committee about
General Motors safety defect which was hidden from the public for years.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

Quick Facts 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812006.pdf

Statistics on traffic accidents, deaths, miles of travel, registered vehicles, alcohol and accidents, occupant protection and more.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Child Passenger Safety

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/childpassengersafety/index.html

Reports a 43% drop in deaths of children in motor vehicle accidents in the past decade, provides information on how to ensure greater safety for child passengers, and examines the relationship between state laws relating to child restraints and safety.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/dot004_14a

Data on transporting of people and goods, the transportation system, and safety and environment considerations.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

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