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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

96 law enforcement officers were killed on duty in 2014, 45 in accidents and 51 as a result of felonious acts. The report includes details about circumstances of the incidents, weapons used, officer and offender profiles, and more. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Driver Electronic Device Use in 2014

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Provides statistics on the prevalence of drivers’ use of handheld electronic devices and text messaging.   Also covers cell phone use. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Environment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Calls itself a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States, the network through which passenger travel takes place, and related economic, safety, and environmental aspects of passenger travel. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


State Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Estimates

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Contains estimates of driver alcohol involvement in fatal traffic accidents for the U.S. and for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2013

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

Presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the U.S. transportation system.  Covers passenger travel, freight movement, safety and accidents, energy use, and environmental impacts.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Driving Among High School Students, United States, 2013

Categories: Education,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation,Youth

Examines the decline in numbers of teen drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents in the period 2004-2013 and the possible reasons for the decline.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk

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

Tries to measure the severity of drug-impaired driving problems.  Finds  that marijuana users are more likely to be involved in traffic crashes but such users are more likely to be young men, a group already at high risk for accidents.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Results of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers

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

Reveals a decreasing trend in alcohol-impaired driving from the first survey in 1973 to the most recent in 2013-14.  Also discusses trends in the use of over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs by drivers.  Expresses concern about the number of drivers affected by marijuana use.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


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