The National Crash Severity Study (NCSS) is a major accident data collection program of the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Accidents were investigated in seven geographical areas within the continental United States selected so that the aggregate of the areas closely resembles the urbanization distribution of the entire country. Within each area a stratified sampling plan was used to gather detailed information on passenger cars (and their occupants) in crashes severe enough to require that the vehicles be towed from the scene. The combined investigations presented here account for 6,626 crashes, 8,616 towed vehicles, 14,491 vehicle occupants, and 485 fatalities. The tables and figures in this factbook were generated using a computer file of the NCSS data and represent only a very broad treatment of the data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Highway Safety Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ricci, L
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-79-80, DOT-HS-805-227
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01944
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM