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2012 “Pedestrians” Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 811 888): In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811888.pdf
2012 “State Alcohol-Impaired Driving Estimates” Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS 812 017): This fact sheet contains estimates of driver alcohol involvement in fatal crashes for the United States and individually for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in 2012. For comparison, data from 10 years ago (2003) is also presented. These estimates are based on data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Unfortunately, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results are not known for all drivers involved in fatal crashes. Missing data can result for a number of reasons, the most frequent of which is that people are not always tested for alcohol.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812017.pdf
NCSA has recently posted the following publications:
In 2012, 33,561 people were killed in the estimated 5,615,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes; 2,362,000 people were injured; and 3,950,000 crashes resulted in property damage only. Compared to 2011, this is a 3.3-percent increase in the number of fatalities, and a 5.2-percent increase in the number of police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes, a 6.5-percent increase in the number of people injured, and a 4.6-percent increase in crashes resulting in property damage. An average of 92 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2012—one every 16 minutes.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812016.pdf
Teens and Distracted Driving 2012 Data Sheet (DOT HS 812 015): The Teens and Distracted Driving 2012 data sheet contains information on 15-19 year olds killed and involved in distracted affected driving. In 2012, there were a total of 2,607 15-19 year olds killed in all crashes. A total of 273 15-19 year olds were killed in distraction-affected crashes in 2012. Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812015.pdf
2012 Speeding Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT 812 021): Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. In 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and 10,219 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes. Speeding-related fatalities increased by 2 percent from 10,001 in 2011 to 10,219 in 2012.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812021.pdf
Evaluation Note: “Updated Estimates of Fatality Reduction by Electronic Stability Control” (DOT HS 812 020): ESC uses automatic, computer-controlled braking of individual wheels to enhance drivers’ ability to keep vehicles under control in a wide variety of driving situations. Fatal first-event rollovers are reduced by 60 percent in cars and by 74 percent in LTVs. Other fatal single-vehicle crashes (excluding collisions with pedestrians or bicyclists) are reduced by 31 percent in cars and 45 percent in LTVs. Involvements as the culpable vehicle in fatal multi-vehicle crashes are reduced by 16 percent in cars and LTVs.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812020.pdf
Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2013 – Overall Results (DOT HS 812 010): Use of DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets remained at 60 percent in 2013, unchanged from 2012. This result is from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), the only survey that provides nationwide probability-based observed data on motorcycle helmet use in the United States. The NOPUS is conducted by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Direct Link: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812010.pdf