Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases data for traffic accidents that resulted in deaths. I briefly looked at the data a while back. Others did too. For years, there have been fewer deaths than the year before, but the 2015 data shows a 7.2 percent increase.
So, the NHTSA released the data earlier this year and, along with the White House, formally reached out to the data community to analyze the data.
DOT is aggressively seeking ways to improve safety on the roads. From our work with the auto industry to improve vehicle safety, to new solutions to behavioral challenges like drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving, we know we need to find novel solutions to old challenges.
We’re also looking to accelerate technologies that may make driving safer, including connected and highly automated vehicles.
But we need your help, too! Data Science is a team sport.