Category: Analysis & Data

  • 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 […]

  • January 14th, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing its exploration of traffic safety during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This work is crucial to furthering our understanding of changes in potentially dangerous driving behaviors and allows us to expand or evolve countermeasures to meet current needs in States and across the country. In October […]

  • December 9th, 2020

It is Week 39 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes decreased over the four-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their […]

  • November 25th, 2020

People may have preferences when it comes to transportation, but at some point, everyone is a pedestrian. Whether it is walking to a neighbor’s house, work, or school; accessing transit; shopping; or for exercising – walking is transportation. However, in the last decade, there has been an increase in fatalities for this basic form of […]

  • November 17th, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in cooperation with the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe), uses a quantitative model called the Carrier Intervention Effectiveness Model (CIEM) to measure the effectiveness of motor carrier interventions in terms of estimated crashes prevented, injuries prevented, and lives saved. This model provides FMCSA management with […]

  • November 9th, 2020

It is Week 35 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 90% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • October 13th, 2020

It is Week 31 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 90% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]