HIGHWAY SAFETY PERFORMANCE - 1989. FATAL AND INJURY ACCIDENT RATES ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES

This report is a continuation of the data series published annually since 1967 under the title, "Fatal and Injury Accident Rates on Federal-Aid and Other Highway Systems," until 1982 when it assumed its present title. It is the eighth report to Congress under Section 207 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. The report presents data which can be used in the evaluation of the highway safety performance of the States. The data were submitted by the States through the Highway Performance Monitoring System operated by the Federal Highway Administration. The traffic accident statistics for 1989 show a decrease of about 1500 fatalities from 1988. A disproportionate share of these fatalities occurred on Federal-Aid Secondary and non-Federal-Aid rural highways. The overall fatality rate per 100 million vehicles miles of travel was 2.16, which was lower than the record low of 2.32 set in 1988.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A report of the Secretary of Transportation to the United States Congress pursuant to Section 207 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-424).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Highway Safety, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1991-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-92-003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2000 12:00AM