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Accession Number PB2013-111194
Title Road Safety in New York and Los Angeles: U.S. Megacities Compared with the Nation.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 33p
Personal Author M. Sivak S. Bao
Abstract This study examined road safety in the two U.S. megacities, New York and Los Angeles. Patterns of fatal and all crashes in these megacities were compared with those for the entire U.S. (Also included were data for the two respective states, New York and California.) The data on fatal crashes came from the Fatal Analysis Reporting Systems, and the data on all crashes from the General Estimates System and the states of New York and California. The period examined was 2002 through 2009. The results indicate that crashes in the two megacities tend to differ in numerous aspects from typical crashes in the U.S. These included aspects related to when and where these crashed occur, nature of crashes, weather, light, involved persons, and driver actions.
Keywords Accident patterns
Fatal Analysis Reporting System(FARS)
General Estimates System
Los Angeles(California)
Motor vehicle accidents
New York
Traffic safety

Source Agency Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Transportation Research Inst.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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