Website Analyzes Truck Crash Statistics

Date: August 2, 2007

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have created a website that sets forth comprehensive information and statistics regarding truck crashes. Crash statistics are summarized for large trucks and buses involved in fatal and non-fatal crashes that occurred in the United States. These statistics are derived from two sources: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The website contains profiles for individual states as well as national crash statistics.
The State Crash Reports offer users a selection of reports that are organized into seven focus areas: Summary, Vehicle, Driver, Environment, Crash, Carrier and Maps. The information is displayed in tabular and graphical format. Crash location data are also displayed on colorful maps. Crash statistics contain information that can be used to identify safety problems in specific geographical areas or to compare state statistics to the national crash figures.
National Profiles provide national summary statistics on large truck and bus crashes. National Profiles are divided into two areas: National Profile Reports and State Comparison Reports. The National Profile Reports highlight carriers with the most reported crashes in a calendar year and reflect the truck, driver and environment characteristics for large truck crashes. State Comparison Reports may be used to analyze the number of crashes reported over a period of time and to compare crash results among states.
Click or type the following link to access the site:
http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/CrashProfile/CrashProfileMainNew.asp
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