The Nation spent $4 billion last year for traffic and highway safety. The problems are well known--normally over 50,000 fatalities and over 4 million injuries annually. The need for a National safety mission is clear. With this direction in mind, the current Assessment examines how safety funds were used from 1969 through 1974, and what was produced nationwide. In the ensuing chapters, we will examine the following: highway safety program operational outputs; state/local expenditures and Federal 402 funds which were used to achieve program results; program performance trends--how their growth matched growth in highway risks, as well as social and economic factors which point the way for program decisions. The analysis was constructed around key indicators of performance which were considered useful to produce national findings. Performance is a word essentially defined by other words: accomplishments, what was done, outputs, efficiency and productivity. For a better meaning there are examples in the study, such as the number of citations for traffic violations, traffic-related ambulance responses, presentence investigations, the cost per unit for these actions, and the trends of these and other indicators over a six-year period compared with the number of drivers and vehicles on the road, their miles of travel, and associated factors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Reference copy only available National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-805 023U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1982 12:00AM