HSRG Releases 2011 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report

Traffic Report Cover 2011

Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report 2011
 

November 11, 2012 

BATON ROUGE - The Highway Safety Research Group at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has released the 2011 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report. According to Helmut Schneider, head of the group and chair of the E. J. Ourso College’s Information Systems & Decision Sciences Department, early submission of traffic crash statistics this year is due to the cooperation of more than 170 police agencies in Louisiana and their use of the LACRASH software.

According to Schneider, this year’s report shows a decrease in alcohol-related crashes and overall fatalities, while injury crashes had a slight increase from the previous year

The report covering 2011 indicates the following occurrences:

  • 629 fatal crashes (-2.2%)
  • 676 fatalities (-6.1%)
  • 70.3 thousand injuries (+2.2%)
  • 105.7 thousand property-damage-only crashes(+1.1%)

The main contributing factors of Louisiana’s 2011 traffic fatalities continue to be alcohol use and lack of safety belt usage, according to Schneider.

About the Highway Safety Research Group
The Highway Safety Research Group is a division of the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems within the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. HSRG collects, maintains, analyzes and distributes crash data to support public policy decisions in Louisiana. Through a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the HSRG developed a software program, LACRASH, which has revolutionized the way traffic accidents are reported. For more, visit lsu.edu/business/hsrg.

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Contact: Helmut Schneider
225-578-2516
hschnei@lsu.edu

or

Angela McBride
225-578-7833 (o)
amcbride@lsu.edu