A PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR A RAPID-RESPONSE SYSTEM TO GENERATE HIGHWAY CRASH DATA
The NHTSA uses a multilevel approach for collecting the accident-related data it requires. One of these approaches is the bi-level study. The bi-level methodology consists of adding specialized data elements to a standard police accident reporting form. The desired data had therefore to be collectable by the police officer investigating the accident. This approach yielded valuable data but suffered from lengthy delays between the identification of an information void and the point where aggregated and aggregated and analyzed data were available. The purpose of this contract was to analyze the bi-level methodology and to re-design it to eliminate wherever possible the delays which had characterized previous bi-level efforts. The goal was to produce a system more responsive to NHTSA's need for timely data. The result was the rapid-response system (RRS). This document presents a detailed exposition of the procedures to be used in the RRS. These procedures have been field tested, and if properly utilized, they can eliminate a significant portion of the delays encountered in earlier bi-level studies.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Research in Public Safety
Bloomington, IN USA 47401
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 114 p.
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crash reports; Data collection; Police; Research; Traffic delays
- Uncontrolled Terms: Rapid methods
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00080394
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS 801 259 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-034-2-410
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM