Overlanding equipment and communications equipment technicians are critical to emergency response and response to a disaster, but they’re not enough to save lives in the event of a natural disaster.
A report released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that more than half of all vehicles on the road today require at least one of those equipment types to be deployed.NHTS said the increase is mainly due to a “widespread” shortage of the necessary equipment.
NHTSA’s report also showed that nearly 90% of all commercial and private-sector vehicles on U.S. roads require at most one of these communication equipment types.
The report, which analyzed the use of emergency vehicles in the last four years, found that about 2.1 million vehicles had been involved in a crash or other incident during the time period covered.
Of those, 2.4 million were in the accident or other emergency vehicle category, according to NHTS.
In total, more than 730,000 vehicles were involved in an accident or emergency vehicle in the four years covered by the report.
The NHTSD study found that an additional 675,000 incidents involved multiple vehicle types.
In addition, the report found that nearly half of the emergency vehicles used by the public were “not yet available” on the market.
The most common types of emergency vehicle are commercial and light commercial vehicles that are used for general law enforcement and emergency response, while heavy commercial vehicles are used in emergency response or response to disaster.
The most common non-commercial vehicles on private and public roads are commercial trucks and buses, according the report, while the most common commercial trucks in the United States are pickup trucks.
Numerous factors affect the demand for these types of vehicles.
For example, the NHT’s study found the number of emergency department visits for vehicle breakdowns and minor injuries increased significantly in the years covered.
The study also found that the number for vehicle crashes increased significantly over the same period.