سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی حوادث رانندگی و جاده ای
تعداد صفحات: ۲۲
Azim Eskandarian – Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Director of CISR
Jeremy Blum – Research Scientist, Center for Intelligent Systems Research
Pierre Delaigue – Research Scientist, Center for Intelligent Systems Research
Riaz Sayed – Research Scientist, Center for Intelligent Systems Research
Highway accidents (crashes) remain a major societal concern in the United States and around the world. The loss of life, injuries, and the associated economic loss are alarming. Government at all levels has been mobilized to address transportation safety in the United States. This paper assesses the current safety situation on U.S. roadways. Then, we detail the federal, state, and local government efforts that address different aspects of surface transportation safety. The entities involved in this effort are identified, and their recent data collection, research, and regulatory activities are described. An analysis of the improvement of the surface transportation safety over the past decade indicates that these efforts have resulted in significant highway safety improvements.