Tag: COVID-19

  • August 11th, 2021

The NHTSA Office of EMS has collaborated with partners at the federal, state and local levels to support the EMS and 911 response to COVID-19 since the virus first appeared in the US in early 2020. Below are links and downloads with the latest information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the HHS/FEMA […]

  • July 16th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic, the associated policy interventions such as stay-at-home orders, and the associated economic recession all had profound influences on how much Americans traveled and how they traveled in 2020. Data from sources such as vehicle counts and cell phone records have been used to estimate the overall magnitude of the change in travel […]

  • January 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2021 – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, today released a new report that examines the significant role speeding plays in teen driver fatalities and offers practical tools to help parents rein in this lethal driving habit. The new analysis for GHSA found that from 2015 to […]

  • 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

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 11,260 people were killed on U.S. roadways in the third quarter of 2020, a 13.1% increase compared to the same period in 2019. Looking at the first nine months of 2020, the data show that 28,190 people died in crashes, a 4.6% increase from the year before. Traffic […]

  • 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 10th, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has proven a formidable adversary worldwide, with tremendous impact on the United States. The transportation system is an essential element of our response to this pandemic but has also been significantly impacted across all modes, both passenger and goods movement. The term “pivot” has become popular to reflect that our typical […]

  • 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 […]