Excerpts are presented from a series of government reports (published since 1960) dealing with accident reporting in Australia. This historical overview demonstrates that the need for a more uniform system of data collection has been realized and fully reported upon for 15 or more years. A national authority must be established to design such a system but its success will depend on absolute cooperation of state legislatures as well as the goodwill of the police officers who collect the base data on accidents. A system of self-reporting of accidents might ease the strain on the police officers and lessen the need to collect so much data at the scene. Appended are provisions of the National Road Traffic Code concerning drivers' duties in reporting accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in HS-026 061U, "Road Accident Information Seminar Proceedings," Canberra, Australia, 1978 p 35-43.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Johinke, A K
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 066U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM