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Effects of changes in travel patterns on highway fatalities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10196598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper estimates the number of deaths that may have been avoided in 1995 because of changes in selected travel patterns during the period from 1969 to 1995 in the US. Four travel patterns are considered, including distributions of travel between urban and rural areas, between interstates and other roadways, between night and day time hours, and between female and male drivers. At the 1995 mobility level, changes in the selected travel patterns during the period from 1969 to 1995 may have avoided up to 9970 deaths in 1995 alone. These deaths avoided represent over 12% of the total number of deaths avoided in 1995 as a result of overall improvements in highway safety during the same period in this country.
Authors:
X Chu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-27     Completed Date:  1999-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620-5357, USA. xchu@cutr.eng.usf.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic / mortality*
Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Humans
Male
Risk Assessment
Travel*
United States / epidemiology

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