Truck Safety: Share the Road Safely Program Needs Better Evaluation of Its Initiatives

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "From 1992 through 2001, more than 50,000 people were killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Although more than 6,800 of these fatalities were truck occupants, approximately 40,000 were passengers in other vehicles and more than 4,000 were nonmotorists. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducts a number of truck safety programs, including the Share the Road Safely program, whose goal is to educate the public about driving safely around large trucks. GAO examined (1) whether the program's initiatives are linked to this goal and (2) how FMCSA evaluates its Share the Road Safely program. GAO recommends that the Department of Transportation (DOT) ensure that the Share the Road Safely program initiatives are directly linked to the program's goal and establish a systematic"

Creator(s): United States. General Accounting Office.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 30, 2003
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Government Accountability Office Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 30, 2003
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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "From 1992 through 2001, more than 50,000 people were killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Although more than 6,800 of these fatalities were truck occupants, approximately 40,000 were passengers in other vehicles and more than 4,000 were nonmotorists. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducts a number of truck safety programs, including the Share the Road Safely program, whose goal is to educate the public about driving safely around large trucks. GAO examined (1) whether the program's initiatives are linked to this goal and (2) how FMCSA evaluates its Share the Road Safely program. GAO recommends that the Department of Transportation (DOT) ensure that the Share the Road Safely program initiatives are directly linked to the program's goal and establish a systematic"

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Keyword(s): transportation | justice and law enforcement | truck safety | letter report
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Government Accountability Office Reports
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  • REP-NO: GAO-03-680
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 238420
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-680
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc291814
Resource Type: Report
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