AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT CRASH CHARACTERISTICS, AND TAPE RECORDED DATA SYSTEM

The system has over 200 different files of accident information. There are sample (percentage) accident files; accident files by county, state, and turnpike; and multi-disciplinary accident data files. A file can contain a record for each vehicle, each occupant, and each injury in an accident case. There are approximately 600 data elements for each of the four million cases. Some of the major data elements are location codes; dates of accident; precrash, crash, and postcrash circumstances; severity of injuries: and occupannt seating positions. Some data elements on the tape recorded data files are lateral and longitudinal forces, brake pressure, and speedometer reading. A statistical package activated over an interactive terminal is used to retrieve information from the files producing one-time and periodic reports in varying formats and degrees of complexity. (TSC)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper Copy, Reports are publicly available upon individual request. Data derived from police and from accident investigation teams, and from tape recorders carried on selected vehicles, which, after an accident, are sent to DOT for processing and analysis
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Technical Services Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monthly
  • Files: TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM