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Highway Safety: Research Continues on a Variety of Factors That Contribute to Motor Vehicle Crashes
GAO-03-436: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
Nearly 6.3 million motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2001, or one crash every 5 seconds. On average, a person was injured in these crashes every 10 seconds, and someone was killed every 12 minutes. Since the 1970s, progress has been made in reducing the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation's roads. From 1975 through 2001, fatalities decreased from 44,525 to 42,116,...
Consumer Protection: Federal Actions to Oversee the Household Goods Moving Industry Are Unlikely to Have Immediate Impact
GAO-01-819T: Published: Jul 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2001.
Consumer complaints against household good carriers have soared in the last five years, yet the Department of Transportation (DOT) has done little to oversee the industry. Although DOT does not collect nationwide information on consumer complaints against household good movers, it estimates that it receives about 4,000 complaints each year. Consumer protection in the interstate household goods mov...
Commercial Motor Vehicles: Effectiveness of Actions Being Taken to Improve Motor Carrier Safety Is Unknown
RCED-00-189: Published: Jul 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts being undertaken by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reduce the number of truck-related fatalities, focusing on: (1) the motor carrier administration's overall strategy for reducing fatalities resulting from crashes involving large trucks; (2) specific actions the motor carrier administra...
Commercial Motor Vehicles: Significant Actions Remain to Improve Truck Safety
T-RCED-00-102: Published: Mar 2, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the efforts being undertaken by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) newly established Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reduce the number of large truck-related fatalities.GAO noted that: (1) DOT has not yet developed a comprehensive strategy to achieve its goal of reducing large truck-related fatalities by 50 percent by 2009; (2...