Iowa Problem Identification, February 2010

(2010) Iowa Problem Identification, February 2010. Public Safety, Department of


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Each year, traffic crashes in the United States result in nearly 300,000 deaths and serious injuries. In 2008 alone, traffic crashes cost the nation an estimated $230 billion, nine times more than the estimated cost of all crime. Highway crashes represent the leading cause of death and disabling injury for persons under age 35. In recognition of this problem, the Congress of the United States enacted national highway safety legislation in 1966, which led to the establishment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The legislation also provided for federal highway safety monies to be made available to the states with a goal of reducing death and injury on the nation’s roads. Iowa has been very active in the federal-state local highway safety partnership since the mid 1960s.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Traffic Crashes, Public Safety, Deaths, Highway Accidents
Subjects: Public Safety
Public Safety and consumer protection
Transportation > Traffic safety
ID Code: 9887
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2010 21:10
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2010 21:10