ERIC Number: ED475966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
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)
Descriptors: Adults, Child Safety, Children, Driving While Intoxicated, Injuries, Motor Vehicles, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Safety, Service Vehicles, Traffic Accidents, Trend Analysis
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: NCSAweb@nhtsa.dot.gov; Web site: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.