Motor Vehicle Crashes: Economic and Societal Impact, In Depth

Angie Kipling (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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In 2010 the total economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in the United States was $277 billion. This represents the present value of lifetime economic costs for 32,999 fatalities, 3.9 million non-fatal injuries, and 24 million damaged vehicles. These figures include both police-reported and unreported crashes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is charged with improving the safety of our Nation’s roadways. The agency accomplishes this by regulating vehicle safety performance, enforcing existing safety requirements, and promoting programs that influence driver behavior. This book describes the process, assumptions, and methods used by the agency to estimate the impact of its safety regulations and behavioral programs on fatality rates, and measures the impact of these programs on those rates. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010 (pp. 1-286)
Lawrence Blincoe, Ted R. Miller, Eduard Zaloshnja and Bruce A. Lawrence

Chapter 2 - The Impact of Safety Standards and Behavioral Trends on Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates (pp. 287-334)
Lawrence Blincoe and Umesh Shankar

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