Fatality Analysis Reporting System General Estimates System: 2008 Data Summary

FARS, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System that became operational in 1975, contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of an occupant of a vehicle or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash. The 2008 FARS data file used for the statistics in this report was created in May 2009. The updated final counts for 2007 are reflected in this report. The updated final counts for 2008 will be reflected in the 2009 report. Data in the General Estimates System (GES) are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The system began operation in 1988. To be eligible for the GES sample, a police accident report (PAR) must be completed for the crash, and the crash must involve at least one motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway and result in property damage, injury, or death. The 2008 GES file used for the statistics in this report was completed in May 2009.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 171
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2013 10:54AM