Adverse Weather and Adverse Road Conditions
Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
As we are seeing severe weather conditions, it raises questions of crashes and weather.
Back in the year 2000, I did an analysis at NHTSA on the statistics of weather and crashes.
The numbers then revealed:
* Large Trucks and Buses were over involved compared with cars and light trucks. See slide 17
* About 7,000 people were killed each year in adverse weather and road conditions in the 1990s. See slide 21
NHTSA’s latest figures for 2013 show about 3,500 killed in adverse weather conditions (does not include adverse road conditions). See p. 110 at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812139.pdf