ADVANCE INVESTIGATIONS AND THE ACQUISITION OF PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR COMPILING ROAD ACCIDENT DATA USING THE PRESENCE OF THE EMERGENCY DOCTOR'S CAR AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE

VORUNTERSUCHUNG UND ERFAHRUNGSSAMMLUNG ZUR ERFASSUNG VON VERKEHRSUNFALLDATEN DURCH BEGLEITUNG EINES NOTARZTWAGENS

USING A COLOGNE EMERGENCY DOCTOR'S CAR AN INVESTIGATION APPROACHING ACTUAL CONDITIONS WAS CARRIED OUT INTO THE TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN ROAD ACCIDENTS. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF DATA FOR MEDIUM-SCALE DATA COMPILATION IN CONNECTION WITH ACCIDENT RESEARCH. THE EMERGENCY DOCTOR'S CAR REMAINED AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE IN MOST CASES SUFFICIENTLY LONG FOR SURVEY PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE MADE OF THOSE VEHICLES INVOLVED IN ADDITION TO PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUMAN IMPACT INDENTATION AREAS ON VEHICLE BODYWORK WHERE APPLICABLE. IN ADDITION TO THE VEHICLE PHOTOGRAPHS ONLY SUCH CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ACCIDENT SCENE WERE RECORDED WHICH WERE REQUIRED TO AVOID THE NECESSITY OF OTHER PARTIES (I.E. POLICE AND RESCUE SERVICES) COLLECTING DATA. FOR STORAGE OF FILM MATERIAL AND DETAILED ACCIDENT INFORMATION, FILM PUNCH CARDS WERE USED. SINCE THE ADVANCE INVESTIGATION INTO THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT YET PROVIDED SUFFICIENT PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE ONLY THOSE POSSIBILITIES OF IT WHICH STAND OUT INCLUDING THE RECOVERY OF STORED MATERIAL, COULD BE DISCUSSED. WHEN CONSIDERING THE RESTRICTIONS EXISTING AT AN ACCIDENT SCENE FOR DETAILED RECOVERY OF DATA, THE POSSIBILITIES OF COMBINING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS FOR DATA COMPILATION ARE DISCUSSED. IN THIS WAY A BASIS WOULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR CLOSING THE GAP WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN OFFICIAL LARGE SCALE STATISTICS AND DETAILED SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)

    Brüderstraße 53
    Bergisch Gladbach,   Germany  51427
  • Authors:
    • Guelich, H A
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01301028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:06AM