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... SECTION III Type of Problem Being Addressed General Description of the Problem In 2003, according to the FARS statistics, there were 366 fatal cross-median head-on crashes on U.S. freeways.
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... that, based on 2005 FARS data, over the years since 1994 urban sections of Interstates have consistently experienced a greater proportion of fatal crashes than those in rural areas. As Exhibit III-4 indicates, 65 percent of those involved in the crossover crashes are male.
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... SECTION III -- TYPE OF PROBLEM BEING ADDRESSED • There is one crossover fatality annually for about every 200 freeway miles • An average of 250 people are killed annually in freeway crossover crashes • Median crashes are three times more severe than other highway crashes (Stasberg and Crawley, 2005) III-3 4.0% 6.0% 8.0% 10.0% 12.0% 14.0% 16.0% 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Year Pe rc en ta ge o f F at al C ra sh es Rural Fatal Crashes Urban Fatal Crashes Male 65% Female 34% Unknown 1% EXHIBIT III-3 Percentage of Fatal Crashes on Interstate Highways that are Head On or Sideswipe Opposite Direction Source: 2005 FARS data.
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