2019 FARS/CRSS Pedestrian Bicyclist Crash Typing Manual: A Guide for Coders Using the FARS/CRSS Ped/Bike Typing Tool; Revision Date: August 26, 2020

The development of effective countermeasures to prevent pedestrian and bicyclist crashes is often hindered by State crash files that contain insufficient details about these types of crashes. To remedy this, Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Typing was developed to describe pre-crash actions of involved parties to better define the sequence of events and precipitating actions leading to crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists. In 2010 NHTSA adopted parts of a stand-alone crash typing application called Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) into its two records-based data collection systems, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES). In 2016 the Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS) replaced the legacy NASS-GES. PBCAT was developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s contractor, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. In FARS and CRSS, pedestrian and bicycle crash typing is accomplished through a software application referred to as the Ped/Bike Wizard, embedded in the electronic data entry system among a larger set of elements collected for non-motorists. The wizard is automatically presented when entering data for a non-motorist with a certain person type from the set of seven non-motorist person types collected in FARS and CRSS. This revision updates that coding manual.


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  • Accession Number: 01762187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 813 025
  • Created Date: Dec 21 2020 9:44AM