Category: Analysis & Data

  • September 13th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The number of Labor Day holiday traffic and boating-related fatalities continued to drop in 2021 based on a comparison of previous years, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers in both ALEA’s highway and marine patrol divisions noted the decrease, investigating only four traffic deaths and no boating deaths between […]

  • August 20th, 2021

More and more city planners are taking into consideration smart mobility solutions to address transportation needs and central to smart transportation systems is access to real-time data. For example, self-driving cars offer independence for seniors and people with disabilities, greater road safety, cost savings through ride-sharing, increased productivity, reduced congestion, and reduced fuel use and […]

  • August 20th, 2021

The goal of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 17-57 is to develop a comprehensive roadmap for states to measure serious injuries in crashes. This goal has been motivated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which requires a set of performance metrics to include assessment of serious […]

  • August 20th, 2021

Older adults (>65 years) account for almost 20% of the population in the United States and prefer driving as their primary mode of transportation but are at greater risk for crash-related injuries and death, compared to younger drivers. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may hold health and safety benefits for older drivers if this segment of the […]

  • August 16th, 2021

What Do We Mean By Data Linkage & Integration? Definition: A process of combining information believed to be related to the same person (or place, family, event, etc.) from two or more separate data sources. Data linkage is one step in the process of data integration, which is the ongoing, systematic linkage of data sources […]

  • June 1st, 2021

In 2019, over 7,000 pedestrians and cyclists—about 20 per day—died in collisions with motor vehicles in the United States, up from about 4,800 in 2009. Road users’ behaviors can affect pedestrian and cyclist safety, along with other factors like vehicle and road design. NHTSA provides states with over $500 million annually to address the behavioral […]

  • May 25th, 2021

Motorcycle personal protective equipment (PPE), an important traffic safety countermeasure, can include a safety-certified helmet, impact- and skid-resistant jackets and pants, motorcycle gloves, and sturdy, over-ankle boots. NHTSA, State highway safety offices (SHSO), and motorcycle safety groups conduct programs to encourage motorcyclists to use protective gear, especially helmets, but the impact of these programs is […]

  • May 21st, 2021

In 2019, the Uniform Law Commission (the “ULC”) finished drafting the Uniform Automated Operation of Vehicles Act (the “Act”), which proposes uniform state legislation that would regulate the operation of automated motor vehicles.1 This report summarizes the key sections of the Act, identifies areas of legislation not addressed, and reviews the current automated vehicle regulation […]

  • May 18th, 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. The Primary […]

  • May 18th, 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. A rather […]