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Evaluation of a County Enforcement Program With a Primary Seat Belt Ordinance: St. Louis County, Missourihttps://www.nhtsa.gov/document/evaluation-county-e... May 1, 2010
In 2007 the St. Louis County Police Department conducted an intense high-visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign characterized by a strong enforcement effort accompanied by only modest publicity in the form of roadway signage. Saturation patrols and enforcement zones resulted in about 1,000 citations issued over a two-week period. The results showed significant increases in all awareness indices and a 4.9 percentage point increase in belt use compared to the control corridor. Belt use increased as much among occupants of pickup trucks as passenger cars and increased the most for passengers, reaching nearly 90 percent, suggesting enactment and enforcement of a statewide primary enforcement law would likely result in a significant increase in statewide seat belt usage. If enacted a statewide primary law upgrade and implemented regular HVE programs would save an estimated 30 to 70 lives, prevent 400 to 900 serious injuries, and save $110 million to $215 million in lower economic costs annually.
The number of people dying on America’s roads dropped by nearly 1,000 in 2018, according to data from NHTSA. This marks the second consecutive year that motor vehicle fatalities declined.
Safety tips for children walking or biking to school.
MMUCC is a voluntary guideline that represents a minimum, model set of variables (data elements) that describe a motor vehicle crash. Typically, the data elements and their values (attributes) describe who was involved, where the crash took place, when and under what circumstances it took place, what the impacts of the crash were, and why the crash happened. When used by a reporting agency, MMUCC data elements record what happened during and after a crash. Since this data is so critical to State and local decision-making, State and local agencies are encouraged to collect as many of the recommended MMUCC data elements and their attributes as possible.
NHTSA convened a forum of automakers, technology companies, child product manufacturers, and other stakeholders to discuss new ways to protect children in vehicles. NHTSA Acting Administrator James Owens announced several new initiatives.
On game day, thank your designated driver friends by offering them creative “mocktails” – non-alcoholic drinks that often feature fresh juices and garnishes.
Our annual Click It or Ticket national mobilization is one of our best tools for increasing awareness and belt use. About 10,000 law enforcement agencies will be out from May 20 through June 2 to remind drivers and passengers to buckle up.
International Ride to Work Day, which is being observed on Monday, June 19, celebrates the joys of motorcycle riding. Whether you ride as part of your daily commute, for weekend fun, or as part of a community of riders, safety comes first. The unique freedom of the road that comes with motorcycles also comes with responsibilities—for your safety and for that of others.
There’s something far more dangerous on Valentine’s Day than forgetting the flowers, chocolates, or dinner reservations: drinking and driving. If your plans with the one you love include a night out, plan ahead for a sober ride, because Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
From 2012. While parents and family caregivers will always be the first line of defense in preventing child heatstroke in hot cars, everyone in our communities has a role to play. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped up efforts to raise public awareness on the issue last year and has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide this summer on a new campaign called “Where’s baby? Look before you lock.” Safety tips for families and other caregivers, media outreach materials, posters, and other campaign materials are available at www.SaferCar.gov/heatstroke.
Children dying from heatstroke in a car is preventable. Here’s what you can do to protect a child from being left or becoming trapped in a vehicle.
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Summertime often means summer travel, and though your travel plans may be different this year, now is 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 a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway crash—later.
If you are involved with pedestrian safety issues, this course will help you develop skills and knowledge to manage a successful and sustainable pedestrian safety program. This course acknowledges its participants have specific needs that are often not met by other program management courses; however, this is not a course in data analysis or action plan development.
Distracted Driving and Developing Strategies to Reduce Resulting Deaths and Injuries - A Report to Congresshttps://www.nhtsa.gov/document/distracted-driving-...
Understanding the Effects of Distracted Driving and Developing Strategies to Reduce Resulting Deaths and Injuries - A Report to Congress