This description of the 1974 administration of the Highway Safety Act of 1966 as amended in response to the reporting requirements of Section 202 (a), also addresses those provisions of the Highway Safety Act of 1973 which specially interested Congress, and focuses on the accomplishments of States and communities in carrying out their highway safety programs in accordance with the national highway safety standards. The fuel shortage and the side effects which this has had upon highway safety is discussed. Lowered speeds, reduced driving, and altered driving attitudes (in combination), are given credit for the prevention of almost 9,550 traffic deaths. The fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles, which dropped from 5.6 in 1966 to 4.2 in 1973, fell to 3.6 in 1974. Statistical compilation, funding table and a complete listing and description of litigation resulting from administration of the Acts are included in appendices.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-699
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM