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Chapter 5—Safety

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Highway Safety

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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.