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- National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966
- Motor-Vehicle Safety: A 20th Century Public Health Achievement
- National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
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Both acts were passed by Congress and signed by Pres. Lyndon Johnson in By , automobile accidents had become the leading cause of death of Americans under age
The reduction of the rate of death attributable to motor-vehicle crashes in the United States represents the successful public health response to a great technologic advance of the 20th century—the motorization of America. Six times as many people drive today as in , and the number of motor vehicles in the country has increased fold since then to approximately million. Despite this steep increase in motor-vehicle travel, the annual death rate has declined from 18 per million vehicle miles traveled VMT in to 1. Figure 1. Systematic motor-vehicle safety efforts began during the s.
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966
Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please send e-mail to: mmwrq cdc. Type Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. The reduction of the rate of death attributable to motor-vehicle crashes in the United States represents the successful public health response to a great technologic advance of the 20th century--the motorization of America.
Six times as many people drive today as in , and the number of motor vehicles in the country has increased fold since then to approximately million 1. The number of miles traveled in motor vehicles is 10 times higher than in the mids. Despite this steep increase in motor-vehicle travel, the annual death rate has declined from 18 per million vehicle miles traveled VMT in to 1.
Systematic motor-vehicle safety efforts began during the s. The systematic approach to motor-vehicle-related injury prevention began with NHSB's first director, Dr. William Haddon 2. Haddon, a public health physician, recognized that standard public health methods and epidemiology could be applied to preventing motor-vehicle-related and other injuries. He defined interactions between host human , agent motor vehicle , and environmental highway factors before, during, and after crashes resulting in injuries.
Tackling problems identified with each factor during each phase of the crash, NHSB initiated a campaign to prevent motor-vehicle-related injuries. In , passage of the Highway Safety Act and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act authorized the federal government to set and regulate standards for motor vehicles and highways, a mechanism necessary for effective prevention 2,3.
Many changes in both vehicle and highway design followed this mandate. Vehicles agent of injury were built with new safety features, including head rests, energy-absorbing steering wheels, shatter-resistant windshields, and safety belts 3,4. Roads environment were improved by better delineation of curves edge and center line stripes and reflectors , use of breakaway sign and utility poles, improved illumination, addition of barriers separating oncoming traffic lanes, and guardrails 4,5.
The results were rapid. By , motor-vehicle-related death rates were decreasing by both the public health measure deaths per , population and the traffic safety indicator deaths per VMT Figure 2 1.
Changes in driver and passenger host behavior also have reduced motor-vehicle crashes and injuries. Enactment and enforcement of traffic safety laws, reinforced by public education, have led to safer behavior choices. Examples include enforcement of laws against driving while intoxicated DWI and underage drinking, and enforcement of safety-belt, child-safety seat, and motorcycle helmet use laws 5,6.
Government and community recognition of the need for motor-vehicle safety prompted initiation of programs by federal and state governments, academic institutions, community-based organizations, and industry.
Department of Transportation have provided national leadership for traffic and highway safety efforts since the s 2. State and local governments have enacted and enforced laws that affect motor-vehicle and highway safety, driver licensing and testing, vehicle inspections, and traffic regulations 2.
Preventing motor-vehicle-related injuries has required collaboration among many professional disciplines e. Citizen and community-based advocacy groups have played important prevention roles in areas such as drinking and driving and child-occupant protection 6.
Alcohol-impaired drivers. Factors that may have contributed to this decline include increased public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving; new and tougher state laws; stricter law enforcement; an increase in the minimum legal drinking age; prevention programs that offer alternatives such as safe rides e.
Young drivers and passengers. However, in the death rate was Teenaged drivers are more likely than older drivers to speed, run red lights, make illegal turns, ride with an intoxicated driver, and drive after drinking alcohol or using drugs Strategies that have contributed to improved motor-vehicle safety among young drivers include laws restricting purchase of alcohol among underaged youths 6 and some aspects of graduated licensing systems e.
Factors that may have reduced pedestrian fatalities include more and better sidewalks, pedestrian paths, playgrounds away from streets, one-way traffic flow, and restricted on-street parking 6. Safety belts. Safety belt use began to increase following enactment of the first state mandatory-use laws in 6.
All states except New Hampshire now have safety-belt use laws. Primary laws which allow police to stop vehicles simply because occupants are not wearing safety belts are more effective than secondary laws which require that a vehicle be stopped for some other traffic violation 6, The prevalence of safety belt use after enactment of primary laws increases 1.
Child-safety and booster seats. All states have passed child passenger protection laws, but these vary widely in age and size requirements and the penalties imposed for noncompliance. In addition, parents fail to recognize the need for booster seats for children who are too large for child seats but not large enough to be safely restrained in an adult lap-shoulder belt Furthermore, motor-vehicle-related injuries led all causes for deaths among persons aged years.
In , motor-vehicle crashes resulted in 41, deaths 16 per , population , 3. The challenge for the 21st century is to sustain and improve motor-vehicle safety. Future success will require augmentation of the public health approach to 1 expand surveillance to better monitor nonfatal injuries, detect new problems, and set priorities; 2 direct research to emerging and priority problems; 3 implement the most effective programs and policies; and 4 strengthen interagency, multidisciplinary partnerships.
Key public health activities will be to continue efforts shown to reduce alcohol-impaired driving and related fatalities and injuries. Figure 1 Return to top. Figure 2 Return to top. This conversion may have resulted in character translation or format errors in the HTML version.
An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U. Contact GPO for current prices. Department of Health and Human Services. Achievements in Public Health, Motor-Vehicle Safety: A 20th Century Public Health Achievement The reduction of the rate of death attributable to motor-vehicle crashes in the United States represents the successful public health response to a great technologic advance of the 20th century--the motorization of America.
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Motor-Vehicle Safety: A 20th Century Public Health Achievement
Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please send e-mail to: mmwrq cdc. Type Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. The reduction of the rate of death attributable to motor-vehicle crashes in the United States represents the successful public health response to a great technologic advance of the 20th century--the motorization of America. Six times as many people drive today as in , and the number of motor vehicles in the country has increased fold since then to approximately million 1. The number of miles traveled in motor vehicles is 10 times higher than in the mids. Despite this steep increase in motor-vehicle travel, the annual death rate has declined from 18 per million vehicle miles traveled VMT in to 1.
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During its second session, the 89th Congress took up the issue of comprehensive traffic and motor vehicle safety for the first time. Previous congresses had addressed some traffic safety issues in limited ways. However, a National Safety Council report estimating that automobile accidents resulted in 49, deaths, 1. Auto industry giants, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and American Motors, initially resisted these developments, arguing that driver error and poor road conditions, not their cars, were to blame.
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