Tag: General Traffic Safety

  • 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 […]

  • April 4th, 2022

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: Nine New Proven Safety Countermeasures Added 2021 FHWA Safety Discipline Awards Safe System Strategic Plan: A New Resource on Implementing the Safe System Approach Together Safety Stories Puerto Rico Highway Safety Corridor Program […]

  • March 28th, 2022

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are launching a campaign to promote safety along Alabama interstate highways. Roughly 13 percent of roadway fatalities occurred within Alabama in 2020 along interstate highways. As part of the campaign, additional ALEA Troopers will be assigned to specific locations along […]

  • December 8th, 2021

A disproportionally high number of serious vehicle crashes (25% of fatal crashes) occur on horizontal curves, even though curves represent only a fraction of the roadway network (5% of highway miles) (1). This is a high-priority problem that has great interest among transportation agencies throughout the nation because their ultimate goal is to reduce serious […]

  • November 1st, 2021

For more than a decade, the annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI) survey has contributed to deepening our understanding of public perceptions of, attitudes toward, and engagement in unsafe driving behaviors. Responses from 2020, when exceptional conditions were observed on roadways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can provide insights on America’s traffic safety culture during the pandemic […]

  • October 22nd, 2021

Traffic Volume Trends is a monthly report based on hourly traffic count data reported by the States. These data are collected at approximately 5,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide and are used to estimate the percent change in traffic for the current month compared with the same month in the previous year. Estimates are re-adjusted […]

  • September 3rd, 2021

The guide is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for traffic safety problem areas. These areas include: Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Driving; Seat Belts and Child Restraints; Speeding and Speed Management; Distracted Driving; Motorcycle Safety; Young Drivers; Older Drivers; Pedestrian Safety; Bicycle Safety; and Drowsy Driving. The […]

  • August 20th, 2021

More and more city planners are taking into consideration smart mobility solutions to address transportation needs and central to smart transportation systems is access to real-time data. For example, self-driving cars offer independence for seniors and people with disabilities, greater road safety, cost savings through ride-sharing, increased productivity, reduced congestion, and reduced fuel use and […]

  • August 13th, 2021

For many of us, summertime usually means vacation travel. Even though pandemic precautions will undoubtedly affect your travel plans again this year, now is still a good time to review these summer driving safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of […]