• November 1st, 2015

One of the primary objectives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to reduce the staggering human toll and property damage that motor vehicle traffic crashes impose on our society. Crashes each year result in thousands of lives lost, hundreds of thousands of injured victims, and billions of dollars in property damage. Accurate […]

  • June 8th, 2015

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities shows that an estimated 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014. This represents a very marginal decrease of about 0.1 percent as compared to the 32,719 fatalities that were reported to have occurred in 2013, as shown in Table 1. Also in 2014, fatalities decreased in the first (down 3.9%), second (down […]

  • October 1st, 2014

Driver license status in fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes was examined in association with other variables in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). There is a variety of reasons why a driver might have an invalid license, which raises a very important caveat regarding the data. The reason for the lack of a valid license is not collected in the […]

  • July 8th, 2014

Since 2005, road safety in the U.S. has improved substantially. Of interest in this study was road safety in the individual U.S. states and the District of Columbia, both in terms of the current status and recent changes. The analysis included the use of two primary measures: fatality rate per distance driven, and fatality rate per population. The […]

  • March 27th, 2012

The price of gasoline has been found to be negatively associated with traffic crashes in a limited number of studies. However, most of the studies have focused either on fatal crashes only or on all crashes but measured over a very short time period. In this study, we examine gasoline price effects on all traffic […]