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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


Emergency Department Visits for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries: United States, 2010-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Describes the rates and characteristics of hospital emergency department visits for motor vehicle traffic injuries during 2010-2011.  The highest injury rates were among those aged 16-24 years.

From the National Center for Health Statistics


2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation

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

A collection of statistics that provides key information and highlights major trends in the U.S. transportation system.  Covers infrastructure, moving people and goods, economic issues, safety, and the environment.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


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