Vehicle Occupant Safety Data

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The dataset contains information on the passenger car fatalities data, bus occupant fatalities data and motorcycle rider fatalities data on U.S. roads with number of fatalities, crashes, number of injured persons and miles covered by vehicles.

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National Transportation Statistics presents statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security. Transportation’s safety record, giving data on accidents, crashes, fatalities, and injuries for each transportation mode and hazardous materials. Compiled and published by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics presents information on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, energy use, and environmental impacts. The Highway Statistics Series consists of annual reports containing analyzed statistical information on motor fuel, motor vehicle registrations, driver licenses, highway user taxation, highway mileage, travel, and highway finance. Most highway data are submitted by the States directly to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) . Each State’s data is analyzed for completeness, reasonableness, consistency, and compliance with data reporting instructions contained in “A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics”. While the Office of Highway Policy Information of FHWA is responsible for preparation of this publication, a number of the statistical summaries are prepared by other units within the FHWA This dataset contains information on motor vehicle fatalities and fatal crashes, based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Crash and injury statistics are based on data from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES). The NASS GES is a probability based sample of police-reported crashes from 60 locations across the country, from which estimates of national totals for injury and property-damage-only crashes are derived.

Motor vehicle travel is a major means of transportation in the United States, providing an unparalleled degree of mobility. Yet for all its advantages, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children age 10 and young people 16 to 23 in 2015. The mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes. A downward trend is most pronounced with respect to highest-severity crashes, which declined 16.8 percent over that decade. However, the number of fatal crashes have increased 7.0 percent from 2014 to 2015. There was also a 4.1 percent increase in non-fatal injury crashes, a 3.7 percent increase in property-damage-only crashes, and a 3.8 overall increase in the total police-reported crashes. This was a statistically significant increase in the number of non-fatal crashes from 2014 to 2015.

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John Snow Labs; U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics;

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Bus Occupant safety, Occupant Safety, Passenger Car Crashes, Motorcycle Rider Crash, Injured Persons, Vehicular Crashes, U.S. Road Fatalities, Accident Miles of Distance, Rate of Fatalities, Highway Fatalities

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Vehicle Occupant Safety Data by Fatalities, Injured Persons, Crashes and Vehicle Miles of Travel, Vehicle Occupant Fatalities, Injured Persons, Crashes and Vehicle Miles of Travel 1975-2015, Rate of Fatalities by Injured Persons, Crashes and Vehicle Miles of Travel in Vehicle Occupant Fatalities 1975-2015

YearThe corresponding year of the datadate-
Safety_DataThe type of vehicle involved, bus, passenger car occupant or motorcycle rider with fatalitiesstring-
Total_Number_Of_FatalitiesThe total number of fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Number_Of_Injured_PersonsThe total number of injured person in vehicle accidentsintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Number_Of_Vehicles_Involved_In_CrashesThe total number of vehicles involved in a passenger occupant fatalityintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Vehicle_Miles_In_MillionsThe total distance of miles covered by vehicle in millionsintegerlevel : Ratio
Fatalities_Rates_Per_100_Million_Vehicle_MilesThe rate of fatalities per 100 million miles of distance of vehiclenumberlevel : Ratio
Rates_Of_Injured_Persons_Per_100_Million_Vehicle_MilesThe rate of injured persons per 100 million miles of distance of vehiclenumberlevel : Ratio
Rates_Of_Vehicles_Involved_In_Crashes_Per_100_Million_Vehicle_MilesThe rate of vehicles involved in crashes per 100 million miles of distance of vehiclenumberlevel : Ratio
YearSafety DataTotal Number Of FatalitiesTotal Number Of Injured PersonsTotal Number Of Vehicles Involved In CrashesTotal Vehicle Miles In MillionsFatalities Rates Per 100 Million Vehicle MilesRates Of Injured Persons Per 100 Million Vehicle MilesRates Of Vehicles Involved In Crashes Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles
1975Bus occupant safety data5360550.88
1975Motorcycle rider safety3189562956.65
1975Passenger car occupant2592910303762.52
1980Bus occupant safety data4660590.76
1980Motorcycle rider safety51441021450.36
1980Passenger car occupant2744911070562.48
1985Bus occupant safety data5744781.27
1985Motorcycle rider safety4564908650.23
1985Passenger car occupant2321212489801.86
1990Bus occupant safety data3232691.061243.057260.56571.01070.0
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