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Past, Present and Future Traffic Safety Data Trends. Romell Cooks Regional Administrator May 11, 2010. Changes in the Last 10 Years (1998-2008). Overview – Fatalities and Fatality Rates Prior Periods of Significant Declines . *Projected Fatalities and Fatality Rate.

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Past, Present and Future

Traffic Safety Data Trends

Romell Cooks

Regional Administrator

May 11, 2010



Overview – Fatalities and Fatality Rates Prior Periods of Significant Declines

*Projected Fatalities and Fatality Rate


15th Consecutive Quarter of Declines


40 Years of Highway Safety: The trend of the Fatality Rate per 100 Million VMT


Overview of 2005-2008 Declines by Categories of Interest




Challenges
Challenges

  • Potential near-term increases with economic revival

  • U.S. Population continues to grow older

    • Median Age projected to rise through 2050

  • More diverse population

    • Message and outreach challenges to diverse groups

  • Increasing trend of motorcycle ridership

  • Increase belt use / booster seat use rates


Summary
Summary

  • Declines across most areas

  • Most significant declines in younger population

    • Children

    • Young adults

  • Challenges

    • Motorcyclist Fatalities, Bicyclists, Pedestrian Safety

    • Single-vehicle crashes (Alcohol, Speeding)

    • Older Adults

  • Distraction, Speeding


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