USDOT Release Fatal Crash Data Report
A report outlining fatal crash data for the year 2016 has been released from the U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Administration released fatal traffic crash data for the calendar year 2016.
The data collected proved that there is an increase in the number of lives lost on U.S roads, an increase of 5.6% compared to the previous year (2015).
The 3 largest killers stated in the report are as follows:
1. Drunk driving deaths (10,497 fatalities) – saw an increase of 1.7%.
2. Unbelted deaths (10,428 fatalities) – saw an increase of 4,6%.
3. Speeding-related deaths (10,111 fatalities) – saw an increase of 4%.
The NHTSA continues to work with state and local partners to help address the human choices that are linked to many of the serious accidents in the U.S. The organization also looks to promote vehicle technologies that help reduce the number of crashes and save thousands of lives a year.
At WDM, we have valuable equipment that aims to tackle these worrying trends outlined by the NHTSA. Our SCRIM® road survey vehicle helps reduce accident rates by measuring the wet skidding resistance of a road surfaces, providing safer road surfaces for drivers.
WDM survey equipment like the SCRIM can not only make road surfaces safer for drivers but have the potential to eliminate human error and prevent driver mistakes behind the wheel.
To view the 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview report, click here