Author: Kellie Hensley

  • April 21st, 2020

Bad assumptions make data insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  In Alabama, total crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes. View Graph This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage of fewer vehicles on the road, […]

  • April 17th, 2020

Traffic Safety Community Urges Safer Driving During Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flout traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. […]

  • April 16th, 2020

Issue Automated vehicles hold the potential to disrupt our transportation system in the 21st century. Experts predict that vehicles could be fully automated by as early as 2025 or as late as 2035. While vehicle automation may improving safety and efficiency and expanding mobility, the technology could also lead people to drive more often and […]

  • April 16th, 2020

More intense and more frequent extreme precipitation events are projected in a warming climate. With this risk comes possible detrimental outcomes based on what has happened in the past. Water rises over bridges. Homes, businesses, and roads on steep hills fall away in a landslide. Tornadoes rip through towns. Planes are grounded. Coastal areas are […]

  • April 16th, 2020

2019 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users – Design and Safety Implications: A Summary Report Published April 2020 Forum Objectives Gather representatives/experts from the research community, government, and industry to discuss issues and identify research needs and critical considerations regarding the design and safety of vehicle technologies and automation Develop […]

  • April 15th, 2020

A systematic and ongoing method of measuring vehicle speeds was introduced in South Australia in 2007 in order to assess the effects of speed reduction countermeasures and to monitor the speed behavior of South Australian motorists over time. More than 100 sites around South Australia have speed measurements taken for a one week period at […]

  • April 15th, 2020

This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]

  • April 13th, 2020

Newsletter Topics An Update from Dr. Jon Krohmer, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS New COVID-19 Resources Page, Webinars on Addressing Personal Protective Equipment Challenges EMS Agenda 2050, Federal Role in EMS Discussed at EMS Today Work on National EMS Education Standards, Other Projects, Continues NEMSAC April 2020 Meeting Cancelled