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Conditions and Performance Report
Chapter 5—Safety

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Introduction

Summary


Highway Safety

Transit Safety

 

Introduction

This chapter describes safety statistics for the Nation's highway and transit systems. It begins by summarizing safety characteristics, including the national fatality and injury rates; fatalities by functional class; and fatalities from single vehicle run-off-the-road crashes, pedestrian crashes, speed-related crashes, and large truck crashes. The high incidence of fatal crashes among young and older Americans is noted. The highway portion of this chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the contributing factors that have made the Nation's highways safer. The transit portion discusses the general safety trends by transit mode: Bus, Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail, Light Rail, and Demand Response.

 

 
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