FY 2012 Highway Safety Plan

The most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data showed that in 2009 there were 555 Native Americans/Alaskan Natives killed in 506 motor vehicle related crashes. Of those, 178 were killed on reservations. While that represents a decrease from previous years, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for Native American/Native Alaska Natives ages 1 to 44. Adult motor vehicle-related death rates for American Indians/Alaska Native are more than twice that of whites and almost twice that of blacks. Data also showed the overall rate of seat belt use on reservations is relatively low (61.8%). This safety plan describes programs and projects designed to address traffic safety issues in Indian Country for FY 2012, and serves as the basis for the execution of the Highway Safety Program Cost Summary.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Indian Affairs

    1001 Indian School Road, NW
    Suite 251
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87104
  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 136p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01444852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2012 2:28PM