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ERIC Number: ED475966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Fatality Analysis Reporting System, General Estimates System: 2001 Data Summary.
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which became operational in 1975, contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The General Estimates System (GES), which began in 1988, provides data from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes resulting in property damage, injury, or death. This document compiles several statistical exhibits detailing data from these two sources. Exhibits include the following: (1) 2001 traffic fatalities by state and percent change from 2002; (2) fatality and injury rates per population and vehicle miles traveled, 1991-2001; (3) fatalities in school bus-related crashes; (4) pedestrians killed, 14 years and older, by blood alcohol concentration, 1982-2001; (5) vehicle occupants killed or injured, by age and vehicle type, 2001; (6) passenger car, light truck, and large truck occupants killed or injured, by age and restraint use; (7) restraint use by children under 5 years old, 2000; and (8) lives saved by restraint use, air bags, and 21-year-old minimum legal drinking age laws and potential lives saved at 100 percent safety belt and motorcycle helmet use, 1975-2000. (HTH)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NRD-31, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 800-934-8517 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-366-4198; Fax: 202-366-7078; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Produced by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.