Commercial Vehicle Safety in North Carolina: An Analysis of Crash Data for the Period 1995-1999

This report describes analysis work conducted by the University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) and sponsored by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP). The focus of these analyses is on fatal, truck-involved crashes in North Carolina over the period 1995-1999. The study analyzed crash data from two major sources: (a) the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and (b) crash data files maintained by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. The focus was on ‘heavy’ trucks as opposed to all commercial motor vehicles. GHSP’s support of the analysis and problem definition component of truck safety programs in North Carolina parallels enforcement-oriented analysis and program evaluation efforts being conducted by HSRC for the CMV Enforcement section of the NCDMV. Together, the goal of these efforts is to remove North Carolina from its prominent position (4th in 1998) on NHTSA’s list of the Top Ten states in terms of fatal truck-involved crashes in the US.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
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  • Accession Number: 01077016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2007 2:23PM