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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents during 2017, 46 from “felonious acts” and 47 in accidents. Also includes demographic characteristics of officers killed and details about circumstances behind deaths.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Safety Study: Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles

Categories: Traffic Accidents,Transportation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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