Commitment, Communication, Cooperation: Traffic Safety and Public Health Working Together to Prevent Traffic Injury

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U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1993 - Traffic safety - 99 pages

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Page 96 - any unintentional or intentional damage to the body resulting from acute exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen" (National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control, 1989, p.4).
Page 60 - Reduce nonfatal unintentional injuries so that hospitalizations for this condition are no more than 754 per 100,000 people. (Baseline: 887 per 100,000 in 1988) 9.3 Reduce deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes to no more than 1.9 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled and 16.8 per 100,000 people. (Baseline: 2.4 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and 18.8 per 100,000 people (age adjusted) in 1987) Special Population Targets Deaths Caused By Motor Vehicle Crashes (per...
Page 62 - Conduct a coordinated national campaign to increase public awareness of traffic safety issues, promote improved driver training, achieve more effective driver licensing and driver records, build support for traffic safety laws, and change unsafe driving behavior.
Page 60 - ... 4.15 Extend to 50 States administrative driver's license suspension/revocation laws or programs of equal effectiveness for people determined to have been driving under the influence of intoxicants. (Baseline: 28 States and the District of Columbia in 1990...
Page 62 - Target Federal financial support and technical assistance to promoting more effective enforcement of laws and regulations governing speed limits, motor carrier safety, drunk and drugged driving, and use of safety belts, child safety seats, and motorcycle helmets. • Develop rules to require vehicle design improvements to increase occupant protection...
Page 95 - ... injury of unknown severity. 3. Property-Damage-Only Crash. A police-reported crash involving a motor vehicle in transport on a trafficway in which no one involved in the crash suffered any injuries. Crash Type Single-vehicle or multiple-vehicle crash. Day From 6 am to 5:59 pm Driver An occupant of a vehicle who is in physical control of a motor vehicle in transport, or for an out-of-control vehicle, an occupant who was in control until control was lost. Ejection Refers to occupants being totally...
Page 60 - Reduce deaths caused by alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes to no more than 8.5 per 100,000 people.
Page 97 - Passenger Any occupant of a motor vehicle who is not a driver. Passenger Car Motor vehicles used primarily for carrying passengers, including convertibles, sedans, and station wagons. Pedalcyclist A person on a vehicle that is powered solely by pedals. Pedestrian Any person not in or upon a motor vehicle or other vehicle. Restraint Use The occupant's use of available vehicle restraints including lap belt, shoulder belt, or automatic belt. Roadway That part of a trafficway designed, improved, and...
Page 91 - KB 07/01/67 7-1-67 to 3-17-70 for all cyclists. 3-17-70 to 7-1-72 only for cyclists under 21 years of age. 7-1-72 to 7-1-76 for all cyclists. 7-1-76 to 7-1-82 applied only to persons under 16 years of age. After 7-1-82 applies only to persons under 18 years of age. KY 07/01/68 Helmet use required for all riders.
Page 93 - UT 05/13/69 Helmets required only on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or higher. Effective 5-8-77 law changed to require helmet use only by persons under 18 years of age. VT 07/01/68 Helmet use required for all riders. VA 01/01/71 Helmet use required for all riders. WA 07/01/67 Repealed effective 7-1-77.

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