The National Crash Severity Study (NCSS) is a major accident data collection program of the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Data collection began on January 1, 1977 and terminated on March 31, 1979. This report presents tabulations of accidents involving towed passenger cars for the entire twenty-seven month period. Accidents were investigated in seven geographic areas within the continental United States 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 in accidents severe enough to require that the vehicles be towed from the scene. The combined investigations presented here total 11,386 accidents, 14,805 towed vehicles, 24,976 vehicle occupants, and 917 fatalities. The tables and figures in this report were generated using computer files for a passenger car subset of the NCSS data, and represent only a very broad treatment of the data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also HS-805 530.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ricci, L L
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-80-36, HS-805 531
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01944
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1982 12:00AM