SHORT TERM BENEFITS FROM FIELD ACCIDENT STUDIES

The Field Accident Studies system developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been changing from general multidisciplinary accident investigation projects to mission oriented multilevel, bilevel, and special studies. Two general categories of findings have been derived from these accident investigation projects. First are those findings which evaluate, measure, or describe a phenomenon which requires further study to statistically validate its significance. The second set of findings are those which provide a basis for some decisive actions to be taken based on a single occurrence or a small number of occurrences. Specific examples of highway improvements, policy changes, and vehicle improvements, instituted as a result of accident investigation activities, are briefly presented. The Monarch Pass school bus accident is discussed in more detail to illustrate the interagency cooperation and multi-agency use of in-depth accident data-collected in the Field Accident Studies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is from the publication" Highway Safety Literature", No.73-14, published on July 31, 1973
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Flamboe, E E
    • Lee, S N
  • Publication Date: 1973

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM