Tag: Crash Stats

  • August 18th, 2023

This study reviewed ground ambulance crashes that occurred from 2012 to 2018 in the United States. The study queried several national crash databases and reviewed NHTSA’s Special Crash Investigation reports for ambulance-involved crashes. The objective of the study was to review ambulance crashes that occurred from 2012 to 2018 to identify factors contributing to ambulance-involved […]

  • June 17th, 2022

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2021 shows that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide. This represents an increase of about 10.5 percent as compared to 38,824 fatalities reported in 2020. This also represents the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the highest annual percentage increase in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 23rd, 2022

The Crash Investigation Sampling System provides a comprehensive national traffic crash database. Data collection is accomplished at 32 geographical sites, called Primary Sampling Units. These data are weighted to represent all police-reported motor vehicle crashes occurring in the United States during the year involving passenger cars, light trucks, and light vans that were towed. This […]

  • January 26th, 2022

With the rising number of cases and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, nations and local governments, including many across the U.S., imposed travel restrictions on their citizens. This travel restriction order led to a significant reduction in traffic volumes and a generally lower exposure to crashes. However, recent preliminary statistics in the US suggest an […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]