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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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

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

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


State Transportation Statistics 2012

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

A statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states.  Covers infrastructure, freight movement, passenger travel, system safety, energy usage, environmental impact and more.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Urban Issues

Offers statistics on fatal traffic accidents by urban versus rural regions.  Also covers trends and causes such as speeding and alcohol.  Includes state by state data on rural versus urban traffic fatalities.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Projects an increase of about 5% in fatalities in 2012 from motor vehicle accidents.  Also provides information about trends in the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles of travel.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Laws/Regulations,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Offers recommendations for alleviating the problem of substance-impaired driving, including reducing the blood alcohol concentration level for all drivers, conducting high-visibility enforcement of impaired driving laws, and incorporating passive alcohol sensing technology into enforcement efforts.  From the National Transportation Safety Board


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