JUST RELEASED: Research Notes, Crash*Stats & Reports
- “Injury Vulnerability and Effectiveness of Occupant Protection Technologies for Older Occupants and Women” (DOT HS 811 766), Aging increases a person’s fragility (likelihood of injury given a physical insult) and frailty (chance of dying from a specific injury). Young adult females are more fragile than males of the same age, but later in life women are less frail than their male contemporaries.
- 2011 State Alcohol-Impaired Driving Estimates Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 811 776), This fact sheet contains estimates of driver alcohol involvement in fatal crashes for the United States and individually for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in 2011. For comparison, data from 10 years ago (2002) are also presented.
- 2011 Traffic Safety Fact Sheet Children (DOT HS 811 767), During 2011, there were a total of 32,367 traffic fatalities in the United States. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 1,140 (4%) of those traffic fatalities, which is a 6-percent decrease from the 1,211 fatalities in 2010. In 2011, there were 171,000 children age 14 and younger injured, which remained the same as in 2010.
- Traffic Safety Fact Sheet 2011 Motorcycles (DOT HS 811 765), In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes—an increase of 2 percent from the 4,518 motorcyclists killed in 2010. There were 81,000 motorcyclists injured during 2011, a slight decrease from 82,000 in 2010.
- Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2012 Summary (DOT HS 811 741), This Research Note provides a statistical projection of traffic fatalities which estimates 34,080 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012. This represents an increase of about 5.3 percent as compared to the 32,367 fatalities that occurred in 2011. If these projections are realized, 2012 will be first year with a year-to-year increase in fatalities since 2005.
- Research Note Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2012 – Overall Results (DOT HS 811 759), Use of the DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets decreased to 60 percent in 2012 from 66 percent in 2011, but the decrease is not statistically significant. This result is from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), the only survey that provides nationwide probability-based observed data on helmet use in the United States. The NOPUS is conducted by NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis.
- 2011 Overview Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 811 753), Motor vehicle travel is the primary means of transportation in the United States, providing an unprecedented degree of mobility. Yet for all its advantages, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for age 4 and every age 11 through 27 (based on 2009 data). This fact sheet contains an overview of FARS/GES data including, but not limited to, alcohol, occupants, restraint use, driver’s involved, speeding involvement, motorcycles, large trucks, passenger vehicles, older and younger population data, children pedestrians, pedalcyclists and much more are available in this fact sheet.
- 2011 Quick Facts (DOT HS 811 760), This document provides quick 2011 FARS/GES facts to the most asked about statistics on alcohol, vehicle miles of travels, large trucks, motorcycles, children, school buses and many more data facts in a quick easy to read format.
- Research Note Estimating Lives Saved by Electronic Stability Control, 2009-2011 (DOT HS 811 750), In 2011, electronic stability control (ESC) saved an esti¬mated 634 lives among passenger car (PC) occupants, and 411 lives among light truck and van (LTV) occu¬pants, for a total of 1,045 lives saved among passenger vehicle (PV) occupants. This estimate of lives saved is a substantial increase over the estimated 876 lives saved in 2010 and the estimated 705 lives saved in 2009.
- 2011 Speeding Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 811 751), Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. NHTSA estimates that the annual economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion. In 2011, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and 9,944 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes. Speeding- related fatalities decreased by 5 percent from 10,508 in 2010 to 9,944 in 2011.
- Traffic Safety Facts 2011 A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the FARS/GES (DOT HS 811 754), This Traffic Safety Facts known as the “Annual Report” contains the FARS/GES motor vehicle traffic crash data for data year 2011. Also provided in this report is exposure data (i.e., vehicle miles traveled, registered vehicles, licensed drivers) and other data points for 2011 and previous years.
- 2011 FARS/GES Data Summary Booklet (DOT HS 811 755), NCSA’s “Data Summary Booklet” provides a pocket sized excerpt of the 2011 Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report. The tables included in the booklet are a summary of the most asked for data available from FARS and GES for data year 2011 and previous years.
- 2011 Large Trucks Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-811-752), In 2011, 3,757 people were killed and 88,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). In the United States, 287,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2011.
- NCSA Webinar Presentation “What 2011 Motor Vehicle Crash Data? And Where Do I Find It?" , This PowerPoint presentation was presented for a webinar for the National Center for Statistics & Analysis, February 14, 2013, to provide information on the release of the 2011 crash data. Included in this webinar presentation is information on how to find NCSA published publications online.
- Research Note Single-Unit Straight Trucks in Traffic Crashes (DOT-HS-811-740), Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and General Estimates System (GES) show that, in 2011, about 3 percent of fatal crashes, 1.7 percent of injury crashes, and 2 percent of property-damage-only (PDO) crashes involved single-unit trucks (SUTs). Crashes involving SUTs killed 1,064 people and injured about 38,000 people. Additionally, about 87,000 SUTs were involved in crashes that resulted in major property damage. Most of the people who died or received injuries in SUT crashes were occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians rather than the occupants of SUTs
- 2011 School Transportation-Related Crashes Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-811-746), Since 2002 there were 355,834 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 1,221 (0.34%) were classified as school transportation-related. Since 2002, 1,351 people have died in school transportation-related crashes — an average of 135 fatalities per year. Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 7 percent of the fatalities, and nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities. Most (72%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved.
- 2011 Young Drivers Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-811-744):, In 2011, 1,987 young (15- to 20-year-old) drivers died in motor vehicle crashes, an increase of 1 percent from 1,965 in 2010. Additionally 180,000 young drivers were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2011, a decrease of 4 percent from 187,000 in 2010.
- 2011 Bicyclists & Other Cyclists Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-811-743), For the purpose of this Traffic Safety Fact Sheet, bicyclists and other cyclists include riders of two-wheel nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals. Throughout the remainder of this fact sheet the term pedalcyclist will be used to identify these cyclists. In 2011, 677 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Pedalcyclist deaths accounted for 2 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities, and made up 2 percent of the people injured in traffic crashes during the year.
- 2011 Older Population Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-811-745), This fact sheet focuses on the older population in the United States, defined as people age 65 and older. In 2011, 13 percent of the total U.S. resident population (41.4 million people) were age 65 and older. There were 5,401 people age 65 and older killed and 185,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011. Older individuals made up 17 percent of all traffic fatalities and 8 percent of all people injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the year.
- 2011 Occupant Protection Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 811 729), This fact sheet provides an update on occupant protection for data year 2011. Seat belt use in 2011 was 84 percent, down slightly from 85 percent in 2011. In 2011, 21,253 occupants of passenger vehicles (passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and Sport Utility Vehicles) died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of the 21,253 total occupants killed, 9,439 were unrestrained.
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