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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

 

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

 

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