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Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk

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

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/812117-Drug_and_Alcohol_Crash_Risk.pdf

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

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/812118-Roadside_Survey_2014.pdf

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db185.pdf

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

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Pocket%20Guide%202015.pdf

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

 

Roadway Deaths Fall Nearly 25 Percent in a Decade, Fatality Rates at a Historic Low

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/traffic-deaths-decline-in-2013

Agency press release on sharp drop in highway traffic fatalities with link to final 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System data on fatal traffic crashes within the 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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

 

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