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.
- From the Meeting held June 11-15, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- O'Day, J
- Kaplan, R
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crash severity; Crash types; Fatalities; Prevention; Research; Safety; Side collisions; Traffic crashes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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