Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Virtual Series on Pedestrian Safety Saving Lives with Effective Transportation Planning Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Offers Free Online Technical Assistance and Training New Zero Deaths Success Stories […]
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Dive into the official blog of the NTSB chairman and learn up-to-date information about the world of traffic safety! Topics covered include: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Drowsy Driving Prevention Week Where the Action is in Safety General Aviation’s Silent Killer in the Sky Search the document to find the information important […]
States across the country are actively using the Safety Band to deploy innovative, intelligent transportation technologies that reduce crashes and save lives in our communities. Smart roads are safe roads. Click here to see the full index for all 50 states.
2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey, Volume #4: Emergency Medical Services, Crash Injury Experience, and Other Traffic Safety Topics
The 2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey used address-based sampling with a multi-mode methodology to produce nationally representative estimates of self-reported behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge related to various motor vehicle occupant safety topics among United States adults (18 and older). The current volume is number four in a series of four volumes describing the survey […]
This project included four distinct but related exploratory studies of data sources that could improve roadway safety analysis. The first effort evaluated passively gathered crowdsourced bicyclist activity data from StreetLight Data and found promising correlations (R2 of 62% and 69% for monthly weekday and weekend daily averages) when the StreetLight data were compared to bicyclist […]
This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]
It is with great pleasure that I present the 2019 edition of the Annual Report of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) which contains the most recent road safety data and up to-date information for 41 countries. The large majority of IRTAD countries recorded a decrease in the number of road deaths […]
The 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar and the 2020 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar are now available.
While the 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar is substantially similar to the 2019 calendar, we are excited to announce a few new opportunities: Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020 Consider participating in VIN check-up events, and distributing NHTSA vehicle safety recall awareness campaign materials available on TSM. Heatstroke Awareness Day May 1, 2020 Along with […]
Proactive Traffic Safety: Empowering Behaviors to Reach Our Shared Vision of Zero Deaths and Serious Injuries
Growing proactive traffic safety is a novel approach that strategically shifts our focus to the engagement of the larger majority of safe road users to influence the behaviors of the smaller group engaging in risky behaviors. Previous research sponsored by the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund to understand traffic safety citizenship revealed a variety of […]
It’s nearing the end of August. Gone are the days of lounging by the pool or on the beach, or running around and playing outside. Soon, crowds of children will be waiting on the street corner for their school bus to arrive. It’s almost Labor Day, and the back-to-school season is upon us. ‘Tis the […]