FARS DATA AND SIDE-IMPACT COLLISIONS

Information on side impact fatal accident cases has been extracted from the NHTSA's 1977 Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) files, combined with parallel information from the National Crash Severity Study (NCSS), and used to estimate the relative frequency of various kinds of side impact collisions. A principal purpose of this analysis was to assess the value of the FARS data in providing an understanding of a particular accident type, and the conclusion is drawn that FARS is useful now, and is likely to be more so in the future. Since it contains the census of fatal highway accidents in the US, conclusions drawn from this file are limited only by inaccuracies in the data and not by statistical sampling considerations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held June 11-15, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
    • Kaplan, R
  • Publication Date: 1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790736, HS-027 009
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1990 12:00AM