Highway Safety: Background, Programs and Vehicle Safety


Bertha G. Baldwin (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TRA001000

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,133 people lost their lives in accidents on U.S. roadways in 2017 1. That means an average of 101 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes, equating to roughly one fatality every 15 minutes. The FAST Act has funded programs to ensure safety on our Nation’s roads. These include grants to improve physical roadway infrastructure; grant programs to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses; grant programs to incentivize States to adopt laws and regulations to improve highway safety; and grants to assist State enforcement of vehicle and driver safety measures. This book discusses traffic safety issues.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of Our Nation’s Roadways

Chapter 2. Traffic Safety: Improved Reporting Could Clarify States’ Achievement of Fatality and Injury Targets

Chapter 3. Federal Traffic Safety Programs: In Brief (Updated)
David Randall Peterman

Chapter 4. Federal Highway Traffic Safety Policies: Impacts and Opportunities
David Randall Peterman

Chapter 5. Issues with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Bill Canis

Chapter 6. Commercial Truck Safety: Overview
David Randall Peterman

Chapter 7. Smart Cars and Trucks: Spectrum Use for Vehicle Safety
Bill Canis and Jill C. Gallagher


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