FATAL ACCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) DATA ENHANCEMENT

The quality of data in the 1978 Fatal Accident Reporting System data file was evaluated. Errors in the FARS data can affect statistical inferences of researchers and, more importantly, can affect NHTSA's policy decisions. Procedures for assessing the extent of error arising from interpretation of source documents and application of coding definitions by FARS analysts were developed; procedures for assessing the extent of transcription error in submitted cases and for estimating missing data in the FARS file were also developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kinetic Research

    55 Depot Road
    Goleta, CA  USA  93117

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dougan, P
    • Klimko, L A
    • Schmitz, B
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 393 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KR-TR-069 Final Rpt., HS-805 666
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02025
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM