TRAFFIC FATALITIES AND THE ENERGY CRISIS: A SECOND FOUR MONTH ANALYSIS, MAY-AUGUST 1974

A previous Environmental Activities Publication explored the possible causes for the national drop in traffic fatalities in January through April, 1974, during the peak of the energy crisis. This report monitors for the next four months the same factors considered in the previous report. Among the factors at work were gross reduction in traffic volume, shifts in travel patterns toward lower risk driving and reduced speeds. It is concluded that reduced speeds accounted for approximately 8-9% of the 17.6% fatality reduction (about one-half) during May-August compared to 8-9% of the 24.4% fatality reduction (about one-third) during January-April.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-21

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A-3216
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM