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JUST RELEASED: Research Notes, Crash*Stats & Reports

  • Lives Saved by Vehicle Safety Technologies & Associated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, 1960 to 2012 Passenger Cars and LTV’s, NHTSA began in 1975 to evaluate the effectiveness of vehicle safety technologies associated with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. By June 2014, NHTSA had evaluated the effectiveness of virtually all the life-saving technologies introduced in passenger cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans from about 1960 up through about 2010. The total number of estimated lives saved by these technologies and programs from 1960 to 2012 is 613,501.
  • NCSA Research Note: Validation of the National Estimates Produced From NASS GES (DOT HS 812 099), The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System, operated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is responsible for produc¬ing national estimates for all types of motor vehicle traffic crashes that occur throughout the United States each year. The objective of this research note is to validate the GES estimate on the total number of motor vehicle traffic crashes occurring annually. The method used was to compare an annual GES estimate with numbers of motor vehicle traf¬fic crashes reported by the 50 States and the District of Columbia in the same year.
  • 2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview (DOT HS 812 101), After an increase in motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2012, fatalities on U.S. roadways in 2013 resumed the decline that had started seven years prior. Despite the decline in fatalities, 32,719 people died in crashes on roadways during 2013, down from 33,782 in 2012. The number of people injured decreased in 2013 as well, falling from 2.4 to 2.3 million.
  • 2013 Alcohol-Impaired Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (HS DOT 812 102), In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred every 52 minutes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the U.S.
  • Quick Facts 2013 Early Release (DOT HS 812 200), 2013 Quick Facts publication is provided as a quick reference to the most asked questions regarding motor vehicle traffic fatalities and crashes. This publication provides the most current data at your fingertips, but does not provide some exposure data and will be updated once that data is available.
  • Find All NCSA Studies, Reports & Publications in CATS, Our Customer Automated Tracking System (CATS) is where you will find: • Traffic Safety Fact Sheets • FARS/GES Reports • Research Notes and Crash*Stats • Technical Reports • Annual Assessments • Documentation and Manuals for FARS, GES, and NASS-CDS. Customers may also leave a customized data request if you are unable to find what you are looking for.

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Data Modernization

NHTSA is conducting a comprehensive review of the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) research design and data collection methods as part of a major effort to modernize the system. Users of NASS and crash data may comment on the future utility of current data elements, recommend additional data elements and attributes, and describe their anticipated data needs.