Thursday, June 30, 2016

New NHTSA Publication: Summary of 2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes (Latest Available Data)

TransportiCA Note: As many in the transportation industry celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, NHTSA's latest annual publication of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities is a reminder of the dangers our current dominant transport mode presents to motorists - and even non-motorists, as well as, reaffirms the imperative need for us to move fast to a multimodal and environmentally-friendly transportation system.



Motor vehicle travel is a major means of transportation in the United States, providing an unparalleled degree of mobility. Yet for all its advantages, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for age 11 and every age 16 to 24 in 2014. The mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.



(Source: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/174569.aspx)

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