INFORMATION ON DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS A BASIS FOR ASSESSMENT IN ACCIDENT RESEARCH

INFORMATIONEN ZU SACHSCHAEDEN ALS BEURTEILUNGSGRUNDLAGE IN DER UNFALLFORSCHUNG

OFFICIAL ROAD ACCIDENT STATISTICS IN FEDERAL GERMANY ONLY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THOSE ACCIDENTS AFFECTING PROPERTY DAMAGE IN EXCESS OF 1000 DM FOR ONE PARTY. AT PRESENT THE ACTUAL VALUES OF PROPERTY DAMAGE ARE NOT RECORDED. THIS SITUATION LIMITS THE ABILITY OF OFFICIAL STATISTICS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR MAKING COMPARISONS OF VARIATIONS WITH TIME, SINCE WITH THE AVERAGE DAMAGE VALUES CHANGING CONTINUOUSLY WITH TIME, (A RECORDING LIMIT OF 1000 DM IN 1964 CORRESPONDS TO ABOUT 3150 DM IN 1975), THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS RECORDED CHANGES AND WITH THIS STRUCTURAL SHIFTS IN THE DATA SUPPLY BECOME EVIDENT. IT IS NECESSARY, AT LEAST FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPARISON, THAT EVALUATIONS OF ACCIDENT STATISTICS ARE CARRIED OUT WHICH ARE BASED ON A RECORDING LIMIT WHICH CORRESPONDS TO COST DEVELOPMENTS WITH TIME. BUT IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE A RECORD OF ALL PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS WITH THE DAMAGE-VALUE FOR EACH, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A DATA BASIS TO COVER SEVERAL EVALUATION PURPOSES. AS AN EXAMPLE THE IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF LOCAL ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS SHOWS THAT ASSESSMENTS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ALL ACCIDENTS LEADS TO BETTER RESULTS THAN WHEN CONSIDERING ONLY THOSE ACCIDENTS IN WHICH PERSONAL INJURY HAS OCCURRED.

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  • German

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  • Pagination: 100-5
  • Monograph Title: PROBLEMORIENTIERTES TRAINING FUER KRAFTFAHRER - ERSTE ERFAHRUNGEN IN EINER STRAFVOLLZUGSANSTALT
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  • Accession Number: 01300634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:55AM