Accession Number:

ADA282258

Title:

Highway Safety: Trends in Highway Fatalities 1975-1987

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The National Safety Council reports that since 1948, there have been about 100,000 accidental deaths per year and, on the average, almost half of these deaths resulted from motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of accidental death overall and the leading cause of accidental death for persons age 1 to 74. For persons 75 and older, motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of death from accidents, exceeded only by deaths resulting from falls. Deaths from motor vehicle accidents are a special problem for the youth of our country. In 1984, almost three fourths of all accidental deaths for persons age 15-24 resulted from motor vehicle accidents, and these deaths accounted for almost 40 percent of all deaths for that age group.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE