Vehicles that transport people, goods and services from one place to another are often seen as the most cost-effective and efficient means of transporting goods and people.
But they are also often associated with accidents, with the total number of traffic deaths and serious injuries caused by these vehicles increasing over time.
To address this issue, a research team at Hebrew University has compiled a comprehensive study of the accident rate for different types of vehicles.
Their work was published in the Journal of Automotive Research (JAAR), a scientific journal of the Association for Automotive Engineers.
The study shows that the share of serious traffic accidents caused by cars, trucks and other vehicles is at an all-time high, but it is only slightly lower than the average accident rate of 14.5 percent.
What does this mean for the safety of our cities?
The researchers used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Traffic Safety Reporting System (NTSS) to assess the number of fatal and serious traffic-related injuries and deaths, as well as to analyze and evaluate the types of road users.
According to the study, the accident rates for different vehicles are much lower than their accident rates in other cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston.
But they are not the only ones.
Other studies have shown that the number and seriousness of crashes and other road-related deaths also tend to be higher in cities with more car-centric transportation systems.
How can we prevent these crashes?
“It’s not clear that the crash rates in the US are significantly different from other countries,” said Dr. David Pasternak, one of the study’s authors.
“There are a few reasons why this might be, but the main one is that our country is relatively compact and relatively well-connected.
We don’t have a lot of time to invest in road infrastructure and roads that are relatively close to cities, so the majority of our accidents are occurring on highways, which tend to have higher accident rates.
In fact, the safest places to live are on the highway, not in the suburbs.”
Dr Pasternat said that cities with large numbers of cars are also likely to have a higher accident rate than those with fewer vehicles.
“It could be that we are just lucky that cities are designed with more vehicles, because a car is a lot more expensive,” he said.
“But we know from other studies that we can reduce traffic deaths by about 10 percent in cities that are designed around cars.
So, if we can get people out of their cars and onto the highway and reduce the number, we can significantly reduce the overall accident rate.”
How are the results of the research presented?
This study looks at the crash rate and other traffic-involved deaths caused by different types and types of cars, including truck, van, bus, and motorhome.
They also looked at the types and severity of traffic-incidents, which are determined by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) traffic fatality data.
These numbers were then compared with the average and maximum accident rates of different cities.
Here are the findings of the analysis.
Traffic Fatalities by Type: There are about 1.4 million traffic fatalities in the United States every year.
Overall, these fatalities account for almost three-quarters of all traffic fatalities.
For the purposes of this study, there were 1,084 traffic-fatalities caused by a truck, 617 by a van, 488 by a motorhome, and 483 by a bus.
Among the most common types of traffic fatalities were: