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Accession Number PB2013-103421
Title Ninth Annual Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 61p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Driving an automobile is an American way of life. With over 4 million miles of roadway, Americans are afforded a significant degree of mobility. Yet this increased access offered by our nation's highway system comes with an enormous social cost--5.4 million crashes annually resulting in almost 33,000 fatalities on average and 2.2 million injuries, at an economic cost to society of more than $230 billion. Every day 90 people are killed on America's streets and highways, while more than 6,000 are injured. Unfortunately, too many state legislatures are not taking proactive steps to reduce these numbers by enacting effective and proven highway safety laws.
Keywords Costs
Economic analysis
Highway safety
Motor vehicle accidents
State laws
Traffic safety

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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