Federal Vehicle Collisions and Aftermarket Collision Avoidance Technologies

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine how much accidents involving federal vehicles cost the government each year as well as whether aftermarket collision avoidance technologies might help to reduce the number of accidents and the associated costs. GAO presented the preliminary results of their review on March 26, 2014; this report formally transmits the briefing slides provided at that time. This report discusses what is known about (1) the extent to which federal vehicles were reported to have been involved in accidents from fiscal years 2008 through 2012 and the cost of those accidents to the government and (2) the potential of aftermarket collision avoidance technologies to help reduce vehicle accidents. GAO conducted this performance audit from October 2013 to April 2014. GAO found that limited data are available on federal vehicle accidents and their associated costs. GAO also found that limited information exists on the potential of aftermarket collision avoidance technologies to reduce vehicle accidents.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01523809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO-14-804R
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2014 1:41PM