JUST RELEASED: Research Notes, Crash*Stats & Reports
- 2012 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview (DOT-HS-811-856), Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012 after six consecutive years of declining fatalities on our nation’s high¬ways. The nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways dur¬ing 2012, compared to 32,479 in 2011.
- FARS Analytical User’s Manual 1975-2012 (DOT-HS-811-855), This manual provides documentation on data elements that are contained in the 1975 though 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System data files.
- NASS/GES Analytical User’s Manual 1988-2012 (DOT-HS-811-853), This manual provides documentation on data elements that are contained in the 1988 though 2012 National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System data files.
- 2012 FARS NASS GES Coding and Validation Manual (DOT-HS-811-854), This manual provides detailed documentation on the data elements that are contained in the 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System data files, including data values and consistency checks.
- Lives Saved in 2012 by Restraint Use and Minimum Drinking Age Laws (DOT-HS-811-851, In 2012, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 12,174 lives. Seat belts have saved nearly 63,000 lives during the 5-year-period from 2008 to 2012, in addition, 525 lives were saved by 21-year-old-minimum-drinking-age laws.
- “Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan–Jun) of 2013” (DOT HS 811 845), This NCSA Crash*Stat provides a statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first half of 2013 which shows that an estimated 15,470 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decrease of about 4.2 percent as compared to the 16,150 fatalities that were projected to have occurred in the first half of 2012.
- NHTSA Report “Evaluation of the Certified-Advanced Air Bags” (DOT HS 811 834), This report analyzes the changes and redesigns of frontal air bags and their effect on occupant protection in frontal crashes. Frontal air bags have gone through a series of changes in response to amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant crash protection.” In 1998-1999, vehicle manufacturers were permitted to sled test in lieu of a barrier impact to certify that the air bags would protect an unbelted occupant (“sled certification”), which allowed air bags to be redesigned by depowering and/or reducing the volume or rearward extent of air bags. Then in 2003-2006, air bags were required to not deploy at all for children or deploy only at a low level of force (“certified-advanced air bags”). Most manufacturers chose to not deploy air bags at all for children, using occupant detection sensors to suppress the air bags.
- NCSA Crash*Stats: Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2013 (DOT HS 811 808), A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2013 shows that an estimated 7,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decrease of about 4.4 percent as compared to the 7,530 fatalities that were projected to have occurred in the first quarter of 2012.
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December 05, 2013NHTSA Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers and Passengers
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November 20, 2013NHTSA Announces Model Year 2014 Vehicles to be Rated Under Government 5-Star Safety Ratings Program
November 20, 2013NHTSA Announces Final Rule Requiring Seat Belts on Motorcoaches