Brandon Schoettle

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OBJECTIVE This study examined the recent changes in the percentage of persons with a driver's license in 15 countries as a function of age. METHOD The countries included were Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. RESULTS The results(More)
OBJECTIVE This article presents a time-series analysis of changes in road safety in the United States from a public-health point of view. METHOD A 50-year period was examined, from 1958 to 2008. The emphasis was on the changes by decades in fatalities per population across different age groups. RESULTS First, from 1958 to 2008, the overall fatality rate(More)
In two previous studies, we have shown that in several countries, including the United States, the percentage of young persons with a driver's license has recently decreased substantially. In this update, we extend the analysis for the United States--originally performed for 1983 and 2008-through 2010 by using driver-license and general-population data from(More)
This study examined the relationship between two economic indicators—the unemployment rate and the price of gasoline—and the fuel economy of purchased new vehicles. A regression analysis was performed on U.S. monthly data from October 2007 through February 2011. The main finding is that the fuel economy of purchased new vehicles can be well predicted from(More)
announced the final standard governing new-vehicle fuel economy for model years 2017 through 2025. The new standard maintains the current system of incremental increases in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements for new light-duty vehicles each model year, based on targeted decreases averaging approximately 5% per year in CO 2 output per mile.(More)
This report presents information about the effects of decisions that a driver can make to influence on-road fuel economy of light-duty vehicles. These include strategic decisions (vehicle selection and maintenance), tactical decisions (route selection and vehicle load), and operational decisions (driver behavior). The results indicate that vehicle selection(More)
BACKGROUND From 2005 to 2009, U.S. road fatalities dropped by 22 percent (from 43,510 to 33,963). A reduction of such magnitude over such a short time has not occurred since road safety statistics were first kept (starting in 1913), except for the reductions during World War II. OBJECTIVE The study was performed to contribute to our understanding about(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the associations of body mass index (BMI), gender, and use of safety belts with the survival of drivers involved in fatal road crashes. METHOD The census data of all U.S. fatal crashes that did not involve pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists were examined for an 11-year period. RESULTS If involved in a crash with(More)