The National Crash Severity Study (NCSS) is a major accident data collection program of the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Data collection began in Jan. 1977 and terminated in Mar. 1979. The tabulations in this factbook represent the first 15 months of the program (Jan. 1977-Mar. 1978). Accidents were investigated in seven geographical areas within the continental U.S. 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 investigation presented here accounts for 6626 crashes. 8616 towed vehicles, 14,491 vehicle occupants, and 485 fatalities. The tables and figures were generated using a computer file of the NCSS data and represent only a very broad treatment of the data. The tables are classified under the following headings: general, accident, vehicle, occupant, and crash severity (delta V). A subject index is provided.

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    Highway Safety Research Institute

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  • Accession Number: 00321345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM