Month: June 2023

Uneven Start For Safety Funding

By Ken Mcleod | June 9, 2023
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In 2021 the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created a new rule for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the largest dedicated source of safety funding in the United States.  The new rule – called the Vulnerable Road User Special Rule (VRU rule) – requires states where 15% or more of traffic deaths are deaths of…

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NHTSA Data Bonus – Roadway Ownership Data Shows State Owned Roads Have Increasing Share Of Traffic Deaths

By Ken Mcleod | June 2, 2023
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This is bonus part four in a series on new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. Parts one, two, and three looked at driver-related, vehicle-related, and speed limit-related data elements. Roadway ownership data is not new in the NHTSA Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST), but it is worthy of being featured. Roadway…

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