Category: Analysis & Data

  • May 18th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported today that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021 – the most since 2005 and an average of 117 deaths every day. Crash deaths rose by 10.5% in 2021 compared to the year before, making it the largest ever annual percentage increase in the […]

  • April 4th, 2022

Introduction: This is the first known study that examines the association between common pedestrian crash types and passenger vehicle types. Method: The analysis included single-vehicle, single-pedestrian crashes from two data sets: North Carolina state crash data and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). We performed separate multinomial logistic regression analyses of major pedestrian crash types […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

On September 15–17, 2021, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA Foundation) convened a three-day virtual forum, the fourth in the series of forums on the impact of vehicle technologies and automation on users. Consistent with past forums, the main objective was to gather representatives and experts from the research community, government, and industry to […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,142 people were killed in 2019 in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in which one or more drivers was reported as distracted (National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2021). On a recent nationally-representative survey, 37% of respondents reported talking on a handheld cellphone while driving […]

  • March 2nd, 2022

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 […]

  • March 2nd, 2022

The number and rate of traffic fatalities in the United States increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a large reduction in the total number of miles driven on U.S. roads. Increases in crashes involving driver impairment, speeding, and seatbelt non-use have been reported; however, the reasons why such risky driving behaviors and negative traffic […]

  • March 2nd, 2022

Traffic related crashes cause more than 38,000 fatalities every year in the United States. They are the leading cause of death among drivers up to 54 years in age and incur $871 million in losses each year. Driver errors contribute to about 94% of these crashes. In response, automotive companies have been developing vehicles with […]

  • February 23rd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator contains information on public and private nonresidential alternative fueling stations in the United States and Canada and currently tracks ethanol (E85), biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, and propane stations. Of these fuels, EV charging continues to experience rapidly changing […]

  • February 23rd, 2022

We have developed components of a system to identify and measure vehicle and pedestrian trajectories, speed, inter-vehicle gaps and using video feeds from arbitrary traffic surveillance cameras. The potential impact to transportation safety is the ability to detect crashes in real-time and capturing near crashes or accidents and their context. Real-time analysis allows for immediate […]