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Buses involved in fatal accidents factbook 2008 Anne Matteson, Linda Jarossi, John Woodrooffe.
This document presents aggregate statistics on buses involved in traffic accidents in 2008. The statistics are derived from the Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA) file, compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The BIFA database is a census of all buses...
Recent major improvements in road safety in the U.S changes in the frequency of crashes or the severity of the outcome of crashes?.
This study introduced a new methodology for evaluating the relative contributions of the changes in the frequency of crashes and the severity of the outcome of crashes to the recent large improvement in road safety in the U.S. The approach is based on a parallel examination of changes in variables...
An analysis of U.S. road fatalities per population changes by age from 1958 to 2008.
Objective: This article presents a time-series analysis of changes in road safety in the United States from a public-health point of view. Method: A 50-year period was examined, from 1958 to 2008. The emphasis was on the changes by decades in fatalities per population across different age groups....
Toward understanding on-road interactions of male and female drivers
Objective: This study examined gender effects in six geometric scenarios of 2-vehicle crashes in which an involved driver could potentially ascertain the gender of the other driver prior to the crash. Method: The actual frequencies of different combinations of the involved male and female drivers...
Benefits of daytime running lights
This study evaluated the effects of daytime running lights (DRLs) on two-vehicle, head-on crashes of passenger vehicles during daylight, dawn, and dusk. Two control dimensions were used: type of crash (the control being single-vehicle crashes) and light condition (the control being darkness). The...
Toward understanding on-road interactions between male and female drivers
This study examined gender effects in six geometric scenarios of two-vehicle crashes in which an involved driver could potentially ascertain the gender of the other driver prior to the crash. The actual frequencies of different combinations of the involved male and female drivers in these crash...
U.S. road fatalities per population changes by age from 1958 to 2008.
This report presents a time-series analysis of changes in road safety in the U.S. from the public-health point of view. A 50-year period is examined, from 1958 to 2008. The emphasis is on the changes by decades in fatalities per population across different age groups. The main findings are as...
A preliminary analysis of traffic crashes by out-of-state drivers
Objective: This study was designed to investigate the relationship between the involvement of out-of-state drivers in fatal crashes and each US state-s fatality rate per distance driven. Method: Two analyses were performed. In the first analysis, we examined the percentages of out-of-state drivers...
Trends and characteristics of animal-vehicle collisions in the United States
Introduction: Since 1990, fatal animal-vehicle collisions (AVCs) in the United States have more than doubled. This paper examines annual AVC trends in the United States over a 19-year period, seasonal and diurnal patterns of AVC risk, the geographic distribution of crash risk by state, and the...
Independent review statistical analyses of relationship between vehicle curb weight, track width, wheelbase and fatality rates.
NHTSA selected the vehicle footprint (the measure of a vehicle&#x2019%x;s wheelbase multiplied by its average track width) as the attribute upon which to base the CAFE standards for model year 2012-2016 passenger cars and light trucks. These standards are likely to result in weight reductions...

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