FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE REDUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC FATALITIES (MAY-AUGUST, 9174 VS MAY-AUGUST, 1973)

An attempt is made to isolate and evaluate the several factors responsible for the decrease (17 percent) in the number of motor-vehicle traffic fatalities in the period May-August 1974 compared to the same period in 1973. The analysis of information from several sources (traffic authorities, state authorities and the federal government) indicates that speed reduction accounted for 10 percent of the fatality reduction. Three factors-changes in the amount and circumstance of travel, reduced average accupany of passenger cars and increased use of safety belts in 1974 automobiles - each contributed 2 percent to the total reduction. Unknown causes accounted for the remaining 2 percent decrease. Details are given of the analysis of these various effects on traffic fatalities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    Statistics Division
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM