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Safety Study: Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles

Categories: Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2017-DCA15SS002-BMG-Abstract.pdf

Preliminary synopsis of a study to be released in August 2017 on the relationship between speeding and highway traffic fatalities.  Includes 19 safety recommendations for various governmental agencies and authorities to reduce the incidence of speeding.  From the National Transportation Safety Board

 

 

National Transportation Statistics 2017

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

https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_2017Q2.pdf

Annual statistical report on the condition of the U. S transportation network, the safety and accident record, the relationship between transportation and the economy, and the environmental and energy implications of transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

(energy     environment     statistics     traffic accidents     transportation)

Seat Belt Use in 2016: Overall Results

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812351

Seat belt use reached 90.1% in 2016, up from 88.5% in 2015.  Also provides data on seat belt use by major characteristics such as types of vehicles, regions of country, urban/rural areas, time of travel, strength of enforcement laws, and more.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan-Jun) of 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812332

Projects that an estimated 17,700 people died in U.S. traffic accidents in the first half of 2016, an increase of 10.4% over the comparable time period in 2015.  The fact sheet points to the additional miles traveled, during a period of reduced gas prices, as a cause for the increase.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/PTFF%202016_full.pdf

Covers characteristics and trends of personal travel in the U.S., the network over which such travel takes place, and related economic, safety, and environmental aspects of passenger travel.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812318

There was a 7.2% increase in traffic accident deaths in 2015, the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.  The report provides details by type of vehicle involved, crash types, seat belt use, alcohol involvement, distraction, and time of day,  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

2016 Pocket Guide to Transportation

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

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Pocket%20Guide%202016.pdf

A collection of statistics on the U.S. transportation system with major trends.  Covers freight, passenger, environment, safety, and efficiency topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities n 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812269

Preliminary estimates indicate that 35,200 people died in U.S. traffic accidents in 2015, an increase of about 7.7% compared to 2014.  Provides figures for traffic fatalities from 2005 through 2015.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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