And the World Bank is providing $25 million for the Vietnam Road Safety Project with a goal of achieving continuous, long-term reduction of traffic crashes
in that country.
To try to prevent injuries in these side-impact crashes
, NASCAR scientists are redesigning the cars.
If researchers are using the STM for the tool's original purpose of nanoscale imaging, such crashes
can wreck the sample.
Despite the high number of crashes
this month, officials say the real increase in fatalities this year is due to two deadly separate crashes
on July 13.
Yet another indication of the importance of reducing teen crashes
is that young drivers are significantly over-represented in crashes
given their rates of licensure.
Analysis of the safety improvements also showed a statistically significant reduction in the total number of crashes
(25 percent) among all drivers and a reduction in the total number of injuries (40 percent) at the first 84 intersections improved in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
From 1994 to 2003, a total of 14,914 people were killed in hit and run crashes
in the United States, according to the Foundation's analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System databases.
Police and firefighters tend to the injured following crashes
Monday at the corner of Lassen Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.
And one-fifth of all crashes
nationwide involved at least one driver without a proper license, according to the study by the American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety.
When comparing alcohol-related crashes
that result in death or injury to all crashes
over the holidays and special occasions, the New Year period ranked as the most dangerous in terms of the rate of daytime and nighttime crashes
and Christmas ranked second most dangerous.
Since drivers generally report spending at least four days managing the process of filing a claim and getting their vehicles repaired after an accident, these crashes
result in thousands of wasted hours for local drivers every day.
While the gash on his forehead - closed with more than 100 stitches - will heal, the father and husband of a five-months-pregnant wife said his outlook on the hundreds of crashes
he has responded to during his career has changed forever.