2017 FARS/CRSS Pedestrian Bicyclist Crash Typing Manual

The development of effective countermeasures to prevent pedestrian and bicyclist crashes is often hindered by State crash files that contain insufficient details about these types of crashes. To remedy this issue, Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Typing was developed to describe the pre-crash actions of the involved parties to better define the sequence of events and precipitating actions leading to crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) adopted parts of a stand-alone crash typing application called Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) into its two records-based data collection systems, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES). In 2016 the Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS) replaced the legacy NASSGES. PBCAT was developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) contractor, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (UNC-HSRC).


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01683394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 564
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2018 10:38AM