The latest estimation of the economic costs of traffic crashes was done in 20003 . The cost of motor vehicle crashes that occurred in 2000 totaled USD 230.6 billion. This is equal to approximately USD 820 for every person living in the United States and 2.3 per cent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. Included
Traffic In 1990, there were approximately 184 million registered motor vehicles in the U.S. and vehicle ownership rate was close to 0.74 vehicles per capita. Since then, except for the year 1992, the number of registered vehicles had grown steadily to over 259 million in 2008, with an ownership rate exceeding 0.85 vehicles per capita.
Road Safety – Annual Report 2014 Road crashes in 2012: Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in 2012 increased after six consecutive years of declining fatalities on the US nation’s highways. The nation lost 33 561 people in crashes on roadways during 2012, compared to 32 479 in 2011. The increase in crashes, and the
Road Safety – Annual Report 2014 Inhabitants: 311.6 million Vehicles/1 000 – inhabitants: 846 Road fatalities in 2012: 33 561 Fatalities /100 000 in habitants in 2012: 10.7 The State Police collect data on motor vehicle traffic crashes on specific roadways in the State. Each State also has local police jurisdictions within counties, cities
Road Safety – Annual Report 2014 Distraction Distracted driving laws focus on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving. Each state in the US sets its own laws regarding distracted driving. As of April 2014, 12 States and the District of Columbia (DC) prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. Thirty-seven
By Guest Author: Keith Kofsky: According to a CNN.com report, the riskiest jobs in America include delivery drivers. These types of jobs include pizza and Chinese food delivery, which are sometimes lower-paying jobs; however, they also include higher paying jobs, like package delivery drivers. Roughly 38 out of every 100,000 drivers dies each year in