Who Are Safer Drivers?

Far more male drivers are involved in police-reported crashes than female drivers. Female drivers also have lower crash rates, based on both the number of trips taken and the number of licensed drivers. However, male drivers have a slightly lower crash rate than female drivers based on miles traveled.

 

Performance Highlights

Safety Data Initiative

The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Safety Data Initiative seeks to integrate data sources with each other and with new 'big data' sources that are becoming available ‎to enhance our understanding of crash risk and our ability to mitigate it. The initiative seeks to build DOT's capacity to translate the successes of predictive data analytics tools used by private industry and universities to identify systemic factors contributing to serious crashes.

Focus Areas

We will strategically prioritize and address transportation safety risks through data-informed decision making, with a focus on:

  • Data Visualization: Make data analysis and insights accessible to policy-makers through clear, compelling data visualizations.
  • Data Integration: Integrate existing DOT databases and new private sector data sources to answer safety questions.
  • Predictive Insights: Use advanced analytic techniques to identify risk patterns and develop insights that anticipate and mitigate safety risk to reduce injuries and fatalities.

Who are safer drivers? Far more male drivers are involved in police-reported crashes than female drivers. However, male drivers have a slightly lower crash rate than female drivers based on miles traveled.

Performance Measurement