Fatalities on U.S. roads now total over 40, 000 each year. Future reductions may require the Dept. of Transportation (DoT) to address new trends such as evolving crash-avoidance technologies and rapidly changing electronic devices that may distract drivers who use them on the road. This report examines how DoT is addressing fast-moving trends such as these, and examines how DoT is: (1) deciding on responses to the crash avoidance and electronic distractions trends --given available evidence and uncertainties; (2) developing new evidence on these trends' safety impacts; and (3) communicating with the Congress about these and other trends and related issues. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.Foresight Issues Challenge DOTa#39;s Efforts to Assess and Respond to New Technology-Based Trends Linda J. Washington. Appendix IV: Trends for Vulnerable Road-User Groups Figure 17: Small Cars as a Percentage of Passenger Vehicle Sales, January 2003 to ... Examples are such cars as the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit, Scion xA, Mini Cooper, and Volkswagen Beetle) Source: GAO analysis of dataanbsp;...
|Author||:||Linda J. Washington|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-06|