Factors Contributing to the Decrease in Traffic Fatality Rates for Young People in America

Since 1990 there as been a remarkable drop in traffic fatalities in most industrialized countries, including the USA, where the traffic fatality rates have decreased by more than 40% in that time period. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the factors that have contributed to this improvement in traffic safety. The underlying premise of this work is that a more nuanced understanding of the range and relative importance of factors that are associated with improvements in traffic safety is needed if this trend is to be sustained that is so important to society on so many levels. One of the main questions this research will address is the extent to which policies like graduated drivers licensing laws are associated with this positive result in the traffic fatality rates for youngsters in the USA.

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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $198804.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39340

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  • Accession Number: 01557840
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, UCNR25-32
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2015 1:01AM