Traffic Safety Analysis for Minorities in Urban and Rural Regions
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2020 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Panos D. Prevedouros
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-AIIC103|
MLA Style: Panos D. Prevedouros "Traffic Safety Analysis for Minorities in Urban and Rural Regions" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (2020):10-15.
APA Style:Panos D. Prevedouros. Traffic Safety Analysis for Minorities in Urban and Rural Regions International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 10-15.
CSET is a consortium of four participating state universities—Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington—conducting research and technology transfer on transportation safety equity with emphasis on rural, isolated, and minority communities. Data for this comparative study were collected from the Fatality Analysis and Reporting System (FARS) for the years 2007 to 2016 for the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington. OECD safety statistics suggests that these states are lagging behind many countries in terms of traffic safety. All four CSET states vary considerably in terms of total population, minority population, vehicle miles of travel, and traffic fatalities. The traffic fatality analysis showed that most of the major findings for each state are different. Common safety issues include young driver safety, speeding, impaired driving and rural enforcement. Major recommendations include a detailed causality analysis leading to programs for pedestrian safety among CSET fatalities; Enforcement and educational programs relating to high-speed driving in rural areas; and, additional emphasis in rural area enforcement.
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Alcohol, CSET, FARS, Minority, Restraints, Traffic Safety, Speed, Rural.