PEDESTRIAN INJURY CAUSATION STUDY (PICS)

The TSR-PICS team completed in-depth investigations of 460 vehicle versus pedestrian accidents between April 1977 and June 1980. Eligible vehicles were passenger cars, vans and light-duty pickup trucks. Accidents were selected for in-depth investigation if they occurred during an on-call period of the systematic random sampling plan or if they resulted in a fatality. In addition, a data base was compiled that consisted of all (1,288) vehicle/pedestrian accidents that were eligible under the study definition of a pedestrian accident. The study area included the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, California. On-call field personnel were alerted to current accidents by a radio-pager system. Accidents that were missed by the routine notification system were discovered during follow-up checks of police-reported vehicle/pedestrian accidents and periodic reviews of injury accident listing in a county computer file.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Portions of this document are not fully legible.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Safety Research Corporation

    1010 Corporation Way
    Palo Alto, CA  USA  94303

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, D N
    • Ravani, B
    • Brougham, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSR-2105 Final Rpt., HS-805 650
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01581
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM