Category: Analysis & Data

  • March 2nd, 2021

Advocates of electric, shared, and automated vehicles (e-SAVs) envision a future in which people no longer need to drive their privately owned, petroleum-fueled vehicles. Instead, for daily travel they rely on fleets of electric, automated vehicles that offer travel services, including the option to share, or “pool,” rides with strangers. The design, deployment, and operation […]

  • February 26th, 2021

The Alabama Crash Facts Book (CFB) is an annual publication produced in part by CAPS that provides a wide breadth of traffic safety statistics for a variety of constituencies. While most of the users of the CFB are traffic safety personnel, this publication is also intended to serve as a public information conduit. Read the […]

  • February 4th, 2021

The overall objective of this project was to create a set of guidelines that can be used to informthe development of risky driving countermeasures that are evidence-based, guided by theory, and lead to sustained behavioral change. Several tasks were completed to achieve this objective including: developing a behavior change inventory; identifying candidate behaviors; identifying characteristics […]

  • January 26th, 2021

The U.S. has a speeding problem. Driving at high rates of speed or too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to serious and fatal crashes on our nation’s roadways. Over the past five years (2015-2019), speeding has claimed the lives of approximately one-third of all people killed in motor vehicle […]

  • January 26th, 2021

Automated driving systems (ADS) have the potential to fundamentally change transportation, and a growing number of these systems have entered the market and are currently in use on public roadways. However, drivers may not use ADS as intended due to misunderstandings about system capabilities and limitations. Moreover, the real-world use and effects of this novel […]

  • January 19th, 2021

NHTSA has released reports across a spectrum of topics addressing new vehicle technologies. Topics such as the implications of newer cockpit designs on drivers, approaches to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in modern vehicles, the performance of crash avoidance technologies, and safety applications for communications technology installed on heavy vehicles. NHTSA continues to prioritize vehicle safety research […]

  • January 14th, 2021

It is Week 43 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes is similar to pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes increased over the four-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage […]